Verlin Edward “Pete” Christian, 54, of Big Sandy passed away Thursday, September 19, 2019 at his home.
 Born September 25, 1964 in Welch he was the son of the late James (Sonny) Christian and Rita Gay Christian. Before he became disabled he worked driving coal trucks.
 Those left to cherish his memory are three brothers, Robert “Moji” Christian and wife Lisa of Hensley, James “Jimmy” Christian Jr. of the home, and John Ray Christian and companion Era “Squirt” Alley Riggs of Roderfield; a sister, Rita Pauley of Bluefield, VA; Nieces and nephews, Candace Burnette and husband David of Lashmeet, Alexis Alley of Roderfield, Sarah Pauley of Pikeville, Ky, and Dakota, Megan and Elijah of Hensley.
 In keeping with his wishes, he has been cremated.
 The Douglas Mortuary of Welch is serving the family.