Blake Christian, past director of FIANA, and founder of C&C Wholesale Distributors, passed away Sept. 23. He is survived by his wife Mary, his son Jim (a FIANA Director), daughter Karen, several grandchildren, and extended family. Services were held in Dallas, Texas, Sept. 29.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions may be made to The Blake Christian Educate the Children Fund at Texas Capital Bank, a scholarship fund to help educate the children of C&C employees.

Blake and Mary Christian started C&C in 1975 with a borrowed pickup truck and a dream of providing flooring installers and dealers with quality products at a reasonable price. It has been their motto that when an installer walks into C&C Wholesale, they should be treated with respect and made to feel like they belong.