Willis "Putt" Christian, son of the late Jess and Ester Ellis Christian, was born in Puxico on May 31, 1913 and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Nov. 19, 2001, at the age of 88. Mr. Christian had lived in the Puxico community all his life and was a retired livestock and row crop farmer. He was a member of the Puxico Christian Church. In 1947, he was united in marriage to Freida Virginia Mason in Puxico. She preceded him in death on Feb. 17, 1989. Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers and eight sisters. Visitation will be held at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Puxico after 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22. Funeral services will be conducted in the Watkins & Sons Chapel on Friday, Nov. 23 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Wiley McGhee of Puxico officiating. Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery near Puxico with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico in charge of arrangements.