Christopher Kline, 69, of Galveston, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017.
Chris was born on December 31, 1947 to Marjorie and Harry Kline in Gainesville, Florida. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Technology from the University of Houston in 1973 as well as a Master of Business Administration from Texas Christian University in 1991. After graduating from the University of Houston, he accomplished a stellar career in audio and computer engineering, working for reputable companies such as Tandy Corporation in association with Radio Shack, Compaq, and Peavey Electronics.
Having a deep passion for the world of music, Chris owned an impressive array of collectible guitars. His knowledge for the art form was unmatched as he could converse for hours about the works of classic artists like Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and The Beatles. Along with music, he was a die-hard fan of the Dallas Cowboys and University of Houston Cougars. This past year, he was in attendance for the Cougars signature victory over the Oklahoma Sooners at NRG Stadium. In Galveston, he enjoyed spending time with family at one his favorite restaurants, Salsas, along the Seawall.
Chris is preceded in death by his parents, Marjorie and Harry Kline, and his sister, Carol Fancher.
He leaves behind his daughter, Amber Myatt and husband Josh; siblings, Mary Travis, Kathy Abel and husband Warner; brother-in-law, Jim Fancher; nephews, Jeremy Abel, Matt Abel and wife Beth, and Rob Abel, Landry Robichaux, and Gene Travis; other family members, Nella Gambrell, Mary Payne and husband Denny, Josh Payne and wife Natalie and daughter Olivia, Dustin Payne and wife Gabriela and son Gabe, Heather Payne and Thomas Plummer and son Steve and daughter Amaris.
On behalf of Chris and his family, our dearest thanks go out to the staff of UTMB Hospital in Galveston, TX for their tremendous and loving care.