Jacob Lee Christie was born February 26, 1990, in Hiawatha, Kansas, to David Christie and Denise (Heineken)(Christie) Miller. He was loved deeply by two sets of parents, David Christie, Mik Christie, and Tim and Denise Miller.
Jacob was baptized at the First United Methodist Church, Hiawatha, Kansas, in 1990. He had a heart as big as they come. He was a loving and accepting young man that never met a stranger. Jacob loved his family, his friends, and life on the farm. As a boy he was active in 4-H and FFA, along with several other school organizations. He shared so many wonderful memories with both the Millers and Heinekens, and life will never be the same for either family without him. Jacob enjoyed hunting and fishing and proudly hosted his dad and Uncle Dean for deer season in the Kensington area, and spent time hunting in the Effingham area, as well. He also enjoyed attending Nascar Race Events and the yearly Christie family reunion in Branson with his dad.
After graduating from West Smith County High School in 2008, Jacob attended Kansas State University for 2 years. He joined the Army National Guard in 2012, completing Basic Training at Fort Jackson and AIT at Fort Lee.
Jacob enjoyed working outside, and also had an interest in electricity. He worked for Heineken Electric, Inc., BIH Plumbing and Electric, and also American Family Insurance. He was indispensable on the farm during wheat harvest and every time something needed repaired, because he was such a natural mechanic. Following the death of his little sister, Courtney, in 2015, (the day after his 25th birthday) Jacob struggled to find meaning in life. Jacob will always be remembered for his courage in difficult times. Though the battle proved to be too much, on June 8, 2018, we know he is now at rest in the arms of Jesus.
Jacob is survived by families, Tim, Denise, Elly, and Logan Miller, and David and Rhonda (Schuetz ) Christie, beloved stepmother Mik Christie, Jordan Gormley and Lindsey Rhodd. Grandparents Nancy Heineken, Nancy Christie, Darlene Miller, Toni Hull, and Ed and Deb Christian also survive, along with many Uncles, Aunts and cousins. He was preceded in death by a sister, Courtney Faith Miller, and grandfathers, F. Robert Christie, Leon J. Heineken, and Dean T. Miller.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, at Heartland Worship Center in Agra, Kansas. Following cremation, Jacob will rest beside his sister in the Family Memorial Garden at the Miller home, and honored in a private family service. In lieu of flowers memorial donations will be accepted to the Jacob Christie Memorial Fund and designated at later time.