Cade Allan Christie, age 25, of Manila, died Friday Nov. 16, 2012, near Manila, from injuries received in an auto accident. Born at Paragould, he was a 2006 graduate of Manila High School, had lived much of his life in Manila, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Cade recently completed his training as an Emergency Medical Technician at Arkansas Northeast College in Paragould. He loved to play guitar and recently recorded an album with the band "Fates Undertaking." Cade was a big man with a big heart. He had a warm kindness for people and children in need. Cade was often teased by friends and family for working out, and he loved football, movies, and going mudding after a rain. He leaves many friends that will miss him dearly as he could always bring a smile on a bad day.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Jack Christie.
Survivors include his father, Allan Christie of Walnut Ridge; his mother, Ginger Christie and her husband, Ferrell Kosechata of Manila; his maternal grandmother, Janice Crooms of Manila; and his paternal grandmother, Melba Christie of Paragould.
Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Manila with Rev. Jerry Pentecost officiating. Burial will follow in Manila Cemetery.
Pallbearers were L. B. Yates, Zakk Crocker, Nathan Greer, Kyle White, Larry Perkins, Josh McCallie, Justin Ford, and Frankie Pierce.
The family received visitors Sunday afternoon from 12:30 p.m. until service time.
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