The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

October 26, 2012

Christopher, 101


Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Robert Christopher celebrated his 101st birthday Friday. Cards may be sent to 307 E. Illinois, Enid, OK 73701.

Robert was born Oct. 26, 1911, in Henderson, Ky., the son of John and Carrie Christopher.

He was married to Estelle Rich for more than 40 years. She died Nov. 11, 1998.

He retired after 29 years as pastor of Macedonia Church of God in Christ, Kingfisher, and retired from Memorial Cemetery Park at the age of 70, after many years of service.

He served nearly three years with the Army during World War II.

He attends West Side Church of God in Christ, Enid.

His children are the late Charlene Driver and June Barnes, both of Enid; William Swan, Edmond; Laura Brooks, Phoenix, Ariz.; and Angie Christopher, Moore. He has many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.