George Christian Chidester was born Nov. 16, 1950, in Frostburg, Md., to George Frederick and Dorothea Lee Chidester. He was baptized March 18, 1951, into the life and death of our Lord Jesus Christ at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Williamsport, Md. He affirmed his baptismal covenant in 1964 in the Rite of Confirmation at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Frostburg. Chris, 57, was called from the Church militant to the Church triumphant Monday, Sept. 15, 2008. Chris was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in College Station, Texas.
Worship in the promised hope of resurrection to life eternal is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, at Peace Lutheran Church in College Station, and worship is celebrated 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 at Joy Lutheran Church in Richmond, with the Rev. B.A. “Tim” Christ officiating. Interment will be Williamsport, Md.
Chris graduated from Kennett Square High School in Kennett Square, Pa. He attended Spring Garden College in Philadelphia, studying electrical engineering. He left school to work for Chrysler Garage in Kennett Square. He secured his realtors license and worked in real estate management in Florida, then returned home and sold Century 21 franchises. Chris moved to Texas in 1985 and established Dunright by Chris, where he restored classic cars. An absolute perfectionist in his work, Chris was well-known in the classic car community throughout the Houston area and beyond. While living in Richmond, Chris was an active member of Joy Lutheran Church.
Chris relocated in 2004 to Bryan, Texas, building a new shop in partnership with a former student, Doug Leopold, who owns Classic Collision and Restoration in Bryan.
He is survived by his parents; adopted twin brother and sister, Jenifer and Jeffrey; aunts, Ida Grimes, 103, of Maryland, and Stella Syckes of Arizona; uncles, Don Chidester of Virginia, and Robert Synder of Williamsport; and many, many friends.
The family requests that memorials be made to Joy Lutheran Church, in lieu of flowers.