Robert J. Christmas, 71, of Princeton, passed away Monday, October 25, 2021 at his home with his family. He was born May 4, 1950 to the late Joe Christmas and Oline (Morrow) Christmas in Evansville and married Shelly (Wright) Christmas on September 17, 1998 in Princeton. He worked as a union worker for the 1080 Millwright Union, liked watching college basketball, and appreciated his tractors. Robert enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Those that were around him appreciated hearing his stories as much as Robert enjoyed telling them. He will be missed.
Robert is survived by his wife of 23 years, Shelly Christmas of Princeton; daughter, Jackie Lloyd of Owensville; stepson, Andy Orem (Jessica) of Evansville; grandchildren, Tailor Christmas of Princeton, Tana Lloyd of Haubstadt, Tyra Lloyd of Princeton, and Lyra Orem of Evansville; siblings, Sue Lang (Meb) of Alabama, Pat Higgins (Paul) of Cynthiana, Mary Garrett (Philip) of Owensville, Steve Christmas (Giselle) of Owensville, Kay Smith of Fort Branch, Vickie Smith (Tim) of Princeton, Jeanie Stone (Lawford) of Princeton and Tammy Prow (Jerry) of Cynthiana and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Celebration of Robert’s life will be held at 5:30 PM Thursday, October 28, 2021 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton officiated by Andy Orem. A visitation will be held from 3:30 until the hour of service 5:30 PM at the funeral home on Thursday.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made in Robert’s honor to HealthWell Foundation, 20440 Century Blvd Suite 250, Germantown, MD 20874 or to Special Olympics of Gibson County, P.O. Box 223, Patoka, IN 47666.
Online condolences can be given at www.colvinfuneralhome.com where you can light a candle in loving memory of Robert. Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Christmas family.
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20440 Century Blvd Suite 250, Germantown MD 20874
Gibson County Special Olympics
P.O. Box 223, Patoka IN 47666