Richard Joseph Christie

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My heart sank when I learned the news about Coach Christie. I have many memories about Coach during football and track at Tipton High School '82 - '85. I'll never forget when we were down a few points in a football game how he would turn his hat into a rally cap to inspire us to push harder. Or, when he was really fired up in a huddle how he would start spitting his words at us. His unique coaching style has been an inspiration to me to push my two children to achieve more in athletics.

Posted by: Chad Miller - Libertyville, IL - Student/ Athlete   Nov 18, 2012

We are deeply saddened by Dick's sudden passing. He was an amazing person and had a profound impact on many lives. He will truly be missed in this community. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Christie family. May God comfort you during this extremely tough time.

Posted by: Jeff & Tammy Kearnes - Kokomo, IN - Family friend   Nov 11, 2012

Dear Maryann, Lauren & family, Ralee & I are saddened by the loss of Dick.. We have only fond memories of times spent as colleagues and neighbors and of course for Ralee, classmates @ KHS! Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers and we can only hope some peace comes to your hearts through the wonderful memories you have. Dick will be missed by us all!

Posted by: Colleen & Raleigh Grady - Chandler, AZ - KHS Friends   Nov 11, 2012

Marianne, Andy, Ryan and Lauren, Just know you all are in our thoughts as we pray that you all feel God's love and comfort at this time. Know that we are sharing with you in your loss. Don't ever remember seeing Dick without a smile and a kind word to say. He will be missed.

Rich and Carla Rudicel

Posted by: Rich and Carla Rudicel - Kokomo, IN - Friend   Nov 11, 2012

Dick's warm smile and uplifting personality will be missed by so many who's lives he touched in such a positive way. His family is in our thoughts and prayers. Steve and Ann Miscoi

Posted by: Ann Miscoi    Nov 10, 2012

We have many memories but the ones that stand out are spring break at Sugar Sands with the Kokomo gang. So many memories and the kids had such great times too. Our hearts are heavy as we think about what you are going through. Our thoughts of Dick always include his quick smile and warm hug. We will pray for all of you as you follow God's plan.
Al and Renee Morandi

Posted by: alfred morandi - russiaville, IN   Nov 10, 2012

Dick Christie was a great man and will be greatly missed. Praying for the family and close friends during this time of loss.

Posted by: Gerry Dale - Kokomo, IN - Student   Nov 10, 2012

Dick was as nice a person as I have had the pleasure of knowing. Remarkably kind and always a gentleman. I am so glad to have reconnected with Dick and Marriane at our annual Butler Basketball Sig reunion. I was looking forward to seeing him again this coming February. God please take care of Dick.

In Hoc

Posted by: Dan Wojcik - Austin, TX - Sigma Chi brother   Nov 10, 2012

I was lucky enough to be at Tipton with Coach from 84 - 87 on the football field and the wrestling mat. Many memories are of Coach and that smile, he was always ready with a few words of encouragement. You will be missed Coach

Posted by: Jerry Sallee - Tipton, IN - Student & Athlete   Nov 10, 2012

Coach Chistie was a great Coach and Teacher. I had the privilage to spend four years at Tipton High School from 79 thru 82 with him. I have a lot of great memories of indoor track meets at Purdue, Muncie Relays, CIC Conference Meet, and Kokomo Relays. Coach will be missed by many!!!

Posted by: Ted Harpe - Avon, IN - Coach and Student   Nov 10, 2012