It is with mixed emotions that I leave this tribute to you my friend Christian. We have had many good talks over the last nearly 30 years. I have always admired you as an artist. I know you will be missed by many. But I also know that you are rejoicing with your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I I am almost envious believing that the first words you heard were welcome home son. God bless all those who love you.
Rest peacefully Christian! Say hello to your brother, dad, grandma and grandpa and Andrew for me. I’m sure they were waiting with arms wide open for you. We will sure miss you here on earth but it’s such a better place there. I’ll miss your since of humor and beautiful art. I still have the painting you did for me a few years ago. I’ll see you someday. Fly high Angel
You will be sorely missed.I am sorry for your family’s loss, but glad you are with Jesus now.
Christian my heart is heavy, but you impressed me with a marvelous caring soul and I know GOD recognizes that with his arms around you! Have Peace now!!
All I can say his art is unbelievable! My brother was an artist and did his self portrait in charcoal which was beautiful he too has passed. Christian beautiful art brought back beautiful memories of my brother! HIS ART WILL LIVE ON FOREVER! RIP
Christian Lee Ethridge, 47 years young, passed away May 1st, 2022. He was born on August 3rd, 1974, to his late parents Joanne (Gunther) Ethridge-Schnautz, and Robert Ethridge Jr. (Bobby), in Evansville, Indiana.
Christian lived the life of an artist. Proudly holding a Bachelor of Art’s degree and master’s degree in Fine Arts from Indiana State University. If you have spent any time in New Harmony or Evansville, you have likely seen his works. Renewing many murals, and commissioning paintings throughout local businesses. His pieces could be best described as social commentary.
Outside of Christian’s art, he was an extremely faithful man who was always seeking the meaning of life through the variety of churches throughout Evansville. He was a very well-traveled man, domestically and internationally. Among the many places, Christian’s favorites were Berlin and Paris. He was a passionate family man as well, always eager to help the ones he loved.
Along with his parents, Christian is preceded in death by his stepfather, Eric Schnautz; his brothers, James Michael Gunther and his twin brother Marc Ethridge.
Christian is survived by his brother, Michael Rittenberry; his sister, Lisa (Elliot) Handziak; and many dearly loved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The tribute photo on this tribute page is a self portrait which recognizes Christian’s remarkable talent as an artist.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the Evansville Humane Society and the Evansville Rescue Mission.
Services will be held Monday, May 9th, 2022, at Sunset Funeral Home in Evansville, Indiana. Visitation will be 3pm to 5pm, with a memorial service immediately following.
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