Christopher Fred Lidle - His Sunrise was January 26, 1948, in Montclair, New Jersey born to Kurt & Canada Lidle. His Sunset was March 25, 2023, in Ovilla, Texas as he gained his wings and joined the Lord in Heaven. He battled cancer for the last 5 years; from the beginning he was told he only had 2 years to live. He was a fighter and fought to the very end. He never complained about his illness or being in pain. He lived his best life and genuinely enjoyed doing it with all his family and friends. Chris never met a stranger, anyone new was an instant friend. He graduated from Montclair High School in New Jersey and went to college where he graduated from Waldorf Junior College in Forest City, Iowa with his associate degree. Chris joined the United States Army, shortly after college.
Chris lived in Texas for 49 years. He was a General Contractor and loved building new homes and pools for his clients. He was always proud he could provide something of that caliber for families to love and grow and bring happiness and joy to their lives. Chris also, owned Woody’s Club in Red Oak, TX for 26 years. He loved all his members at the bar just as family. It brought him so much pleasure to see and visit with everyone. Chris loved life, loved to sing, dance, and have a good time. Of course, he was a sports fanatic and would watch every single football game and watch every golf tournament. His last song he requested at his bar was “My Way” by Frank Sinatra. Chris Lidle absolutely did it his way.
Chris is preceded in death by his parents Kurt & Canada Lidle. He is survived by: Angela Huey, his life partner of 18 years. His daughters Michele Parker and Nicole Lidle. Stepchildren Heather Vaughn and CJ Huey. Grandchildren Brianna Lidle, Adriana Lidle, Reese Parker, Avery Parker and Gabriel McDowell & his wife Samantha McDowell, Haylen Vaughn, and Brooklyn Vaughn. Great Grandchildren Dakotah McDowell and Adrianna McDowell. Brother Curt Lidle and sisters Kathy Varian, Carolyn Persson and Candy Scisco. Numerous nieces, nephews and the mother of his children Linda Lidle and sister n law Julie Newman. Chris always said you could not have family without history.
Chris’s wishes were to be cremated. A Celebration of Life was held on March 11, 2023, at Woody’s Club with Chris Lidle as the guest of honor. Everyone so dear to him was able to see him and love him one last time. We love you Chris and we know you will always be watching over us. Until we meet again in Heaven, you will be in our hearts forever.