Sr.Daniel Thomas Christian Sr., 68, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, April 29, 2013 at his residence.Mr. Christian was a devoted husband of 48 years and devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a member of Delashmitt Road Baptist Church. Daniel was a Captain with the Chattanooga Fire Department where he served his community for 33 years. He devoted his life to giving and serving others through all aspects of life. His life's mission was to serve God, family and his community.Mr. Christian was preceded in death by his mother, Theleretta Mae Christian.Survivors include his wife of 48 wonderful years, Faye Christian; sons, Daniel Thomas Christian Jr. (Jill Mitchell) and Joey Green IV; daughters, Paula Floyd (Austin), Carla Christian Blancett, Donna Christian Lowe (J. Marty Lowe) and Anna Marie Christian; grandchildren, Brandon Reisman, Bethany Blancett, Jacob Blancett, Bailey Reisman, Mason Kennedy Lowe, Alex Mitchell and Aaden Thomas Christian; great-grandchild, Liam Cain Blancett and special extended family, Dan Blake and family.Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Delashmitt Road Baptist Church with the Honorable Judge Clarence Shattuck, Daniels son-in-law, J. Marty Lowe and Rev. Ronnie Smith officiating.Mr. Christian will lie in state at the church from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.Burial will follow the service at Hamilton Memorial Gardens with the Chattanooga Fire Department Color Guard serving as pallbearers. Grandchildren and other family will serve as honorary pallbearers. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Daniel Thomas Christian Sr. Chattanooga Fireman's Awareness Foundation at DuPont Credit Union or contact Donna Christian Lowe at firstname.lastname@example.org or (423) 653-0340.Condolences and memories may be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com.Arrangements are by Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.