James Melvin Christian 73, of Pineville went home to be with his Lord on January 21, 2021 following a short illness. Melvin was loved by many for his giving spirit and was known to never have met a stranger. He was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather who could be found either camping or fishing. He was a member of Cooper Memorial Baptist Church, American Legion, Harlan County VFW, retired UMWA coalminer, worked for the Pineville Water Co, and was the owner of S&D Trophy Shop. Melvin was a Veteran of the United States Army and served proudly during the Vietnam War.
He was preceded in death by his parents ZJ and Beulah Christian, his brother Douglas Christian, and his sister Anna Neil Cannon.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife Nancy Christian, his son Douglas Chirstian and his wife Crystal, his daughter Stephanie Miller and her husband Chad. His grandchildren: Dalton Powers, Courtney Daniels and her husband Kaleb, Kelsey Christian, Mathew Hatfield, and Isaiah Christian. his great grandchildren Harlee and Abigail Daniels. His brother Danny Christian and his wife Karen, and many nieces, nephews and countless friends.
He will be greatly loved and missed by all the knew him. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated and then will be laid to rest alongside his parents and brother in Harlen Ky.
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