Funeral services for Alvin Gene Christal, 70, of Conroe will be held on Friday, July 21, 2006 at 10 a.m. in Cashner Colonial Chapel with Brother Roy Brooks officiating. Interment will follow in Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, July 20, 2006 from 3 to 9 p.m. in Cashner Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
Mr. Christal was born on December 25, 1935 in Cedar Valley, Texas, and passed away on July 18, 2006. He was a retired Houston Police Officer.
Gene is survived by his loving wife Shirlene Christal of Conroe; daughters, Kathy Burkett of Conroe, Susan Page and husband Christopher of Conroe, Rhonda Kay of Porter, and Linda Smith of Conroe; sisters, Lea Knowles of Cleveland, Mamie Andrews and husband Andy of Spring, Vera Akers and husband Bob of Belmont, California; brother, Jesse Henry Christal and wife Dana of Arlington; grandchildren, Shawn Burkett, Christopher Burkett, Brent Riley, Tasha Burkett, Brandon Riley, Jason Burkett, Jason Richards, Blake Page, and Emily Kay; great grandchildren, Brandon Fortner, Shelby Russell, Dylan Adrianson, Jaydon Adrianson, Aidan Burkett, Ava Burkett, and Christopher Burkett Jr.; and son-in-law, Doyle Smith of Conroe. Pallbearers will be Shawn Burkett, Christopher Burkett, Brent Riley, Brandon Riley, Jason Richards, Blake Page, and Houston Police Officers Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his name to the Houston Retired Police Officers Association