---- — Andrew J. Christie, 86, a longtime Arlington resident, passed away Monday, June 24, 2013 in Greenfield.
He was born Nov. 1, 1926 in Parke County to George Andrew and Alma Mae (Walton) Christie. Andrew spent his early life in Parke County, several years in Hancock County and Morristown and had been in Arlington since 1984. He married Mildred I. (Breece) June 21, 1952; she preceded him in death Oct. 27, 2008.
Andrew spent his working life as a machinist, fabricator and mechanic. He worked many years for White Evans Elevator Company in Indianapolis. He and his wife also owned and operated Christie’s Manufacturing and Auto Repair for many years. Andrew was a member of Fountaintown Christian Church and he was a Merchant Marine. He loved to fish and care for his dogs.
Survivors include his son, Clarence “Mike” Breece of Arlington; son-in-law, Dean Miller of Rush County; grandchildren, Deanna and husband Chris Cline, Susan and husband Chad McCorkle, Pam and husband Jay Peggs and Kenny and wife Mary Miller; and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Andrew was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara J. Miller (2006); a brother, Clinton Christie; and sisters, Ethel McMillen, Mary Christie, Everal Barr and Myrtle Riegel.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 28, at Moster Mortuary, Rushville, with Chaplain Russ Jarvis presiding. Friends are welcome to visit at the mortuary from 9 a.m. Friday until time of service that day. Burial will be in Arlington East Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.