Robert “Rob” Christie
Jan. 25, 1956 – Jan. 10, 2022
Robert “Rob” Christie, 65, Noblesville, passed away Jan. 10, 2022.
He was born Jan. 25, 1956 in Dearborn, Mich., son of the late James and Elsie (Beitler) Christie.
Mr. Christie was a graduate of Bentley High School in Michigan and attended Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Mich.
At the age of 23, he began working in construction which continued to his profession of more than 40 years. His career included a wide range of construction experience including schools, churches, commercial construction, historical renovations, hotels, indoor water parks, custom homes and beyond. The last 20 years of his career, he managed over 250 million dollars of completed projects which included: Almond Acres Charter School in Paso Robles, Calif. Also, Welford Sanders which won a Gold Medal award in the state of Wisconsin for best historical renovation project in 2019, and The Grand Hotel historical renovation and hotel addition located in Mackinac Island, Mich.
During the Junior Olympic National Trials in 1970, he was sixth place in the one meter and three-meter springboard diver competition in Detroit, Mich. He was World Champion in 1996 for Stanley Tool nail driving contest in Las Vegas, Nev. In 2007 and 2009, he qualified for the US Senior Open Golf Sectional in Arizona.
He was truly a family man who also enjoyed spending time with friends. He kept many mementos which represented someone important in his life or a memory of a particular time cherished. He constantly sent messages to simply let people know he was thinking of them. There is not a just one adjective that fully encapsulates who he was to his entire family and friends.
He was a bold force with an eclectic collection of nuances, catch phrases and mannerisms. When he said, “let me tell you something” and everyone listened because there was a great story to follow. He was gifted with a magnetic personality that people gravitated to. He could fill a room with his presence, then his loud music, and immediately there would be irresistible laughter and a very good time.
He truly lived for each day; always present with you in the moment. He was a fierce competitor and loved to push himself and accomplish many things with complete ease. Through the years, he enjoyed skiing, golfing, swimming, diving, biking, tennis, billiards, darts and so much more.
His legacy lives on through his wife, children, grandchildren, and all the amazing friendships made over his 65 years of life. The loss of his great spirit here, and the pain we feel now, is eased by knowing he accepted Christ as his Savior and is living eternally in Heaven.
Survivors include his devoted wife of 43 years, Marlene Christie; daughters, Monica (Brandon) Pollom, Janelle (Stefan) Davenport; grandchildren, Cecilla and Dominic Pollom, and Dax, Mays, and Gia Davenport.
A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled on Jan. 29, 2022 in the Bridgewater Country Club, 3535 E. 161st Street, Carmel at 11 a.m. with luncheon to follow at 12 p.m.
Please consider donating to HeartPointe Church Building Campaign, 445 E. 206th Street, Westfield, IN 46069.
Bussell Family Funerals is privileged to assist the family in arrangements.