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William Eddie Chrisner, longtime Mexia businessman and resident, passed away following a lengthy illness, complicated by Covid, on December 12, 2020 at the age of 76. Eddie was born on March 3, 1944 in Mexia, Texas to Buster and Velma Chrisner. He attended Mexia High School, Class of ’63, where he was a member of the marching band. While also in high School, he became known as “Fast Eddie” to his classmates and everyone that knew him. Eddie, briefly, attended Navarro College and Southwest Texas State University.
Eddie married his lifelong partner, Linda Black Chrisner, on March 3, 1967 in Mexia. They were blessed with three children and five grandchildren.
Eddie worked in a various array of jobs throughout his lifetime. He worked for A&P, Varo, Safeway as a butcher, Tom’s Peanut’s, Mrs. Baird’s Bread, and owned and operated The Bonham Street Grocery Store in the 70’s. Finally, Eddie began a career with Gulf/Chevron, retiring after many years of service as a Corrosion Specialist. Retirement just wasn’t for him, so he opened Fast Eddie’s BBQ.
Eddie was a Christian and never met a stranger, he enjoyed being around people, and made friends easily. He treated people the way he wanted to be treated. Of the many things he enjoyed were fishing “Always looking for the big one”, golf, dominoes, hunting and later in life, found his love for cooking BBQ and arrowhead hunting. However, none of those were more important than his love for his family. Being a grandfather was the highlight of his life. His children and grandchildren were his pride and joy.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Milton and Minnie May; father, Buster Chrisner; daughter-in-law, Kimberly Chrisner; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Eddie is survived by his mother, Velma Chrisner of Mexia, wife of 53 years, Linda Black Chrisner of Conroe; children, Angela Robinson and husband, Kenneth of Conroe, Brian Chrisner and wife, Michele of Conroe, Chase Chrisner of Houston; sister, Christa McCeig and husband, Larry of Fairfield; nephew, Ethan Lansford and wife, Cheyenne of Angleton; niece, Amy Lansford of Teague; grandchildren, Sloan Harris, Katie and Garret Chrisner, Lelani Chrisner, Kash Brown; and numerous cousins.
Funeral services will be 12:00 noon, Thursday, December 17, 2020 at the First Baptist Church in Mexia with Rev. Jerry Fulton officiating. Interment will follow in the New Hope Cemetery, near Jewett. Ray Forrester, Michael Jones, Ethan Lansford, Ignatius Slott, Johnny Tacker and Stell Waldrop will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Allen, Kirby Hyden, Walter Jackson and Jeryl Williams.
Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
5:00 - 7:00pm
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Starts at 12:00pm
First Baptist Church Mexia
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