WAYCROSS — Gene Maxwell Christian, 82, of Waycross passed away Sunday night, September 27, 2020, at his residence following an extended illness. Born in Swainsboro, Christian’s parents were Johnny Maxwell Christian and Nesbit Rogers Christian. He was self-employed at Gene’s Pawn Shop as a pawnbroker. Christian was of the Baptist faith. He was a former state trooper in Waycross and loved hunting and fishing. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Shirley Wainwright Christian of Waycross; a son, Glenn Maxwell Christian of Pembroke, Ga.; three grandchildren, Tiffany, Grant, and Lane Christian of Pembroke; a great-grandchild, Waylon Christian of Pembroke; special cousin, sister, Janice Russell of Nahunta; a special friend who was like a son, Donnie Oglesby of Waycross and his children, Mandy, Ashley, Cody, Amber and Austin; special buddies, Dewey Newman, John Eliand, Dereck Strickland, George Freeman, and Tommy Green; special companion, always with him, never left his sight, Honey; several other relatives and a host of friends. Due to COVID-19, there will be no service at this time. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.frye.com.