Christopher Neal Whedbee, of Timonium and Huntingtown MD, died December 22, 2022 of complications surrounding double lung transplant surgery. Despite his long-term illness, he lived a full and happy life, devoted to God, his family and friends, and gave generously of everything he had to enrich the lives of those around him. From Life Scout, to playing trombone for the Dulaney Marching Band, from playing in 80’s heavy metal rock bands to bird watching, from avid downhill skiing to sailing and water skiing on the Albemarle Sound, from endless hours of service in his Church to over feeding Abby, his devoted yellow lab (and many lucky dogs before her), he packed his life with love, care, and devotion. He made everyone he knew feel special and he shared his light-hearted, humorous, wise heart with all.
Born to Thomas Gillam Whedbee Jr. and Marianne Farnell Whedbee on September 23, 1965, he was the youngest of three children. Chris pursued his interests in girls and music, playing and performing in clubs in his younger years and eventually in the worship band at church. He pursued his interest in law and politics, studying juris prudence, becoming a private investigator and took his last job working as a Federal Investigator for USIS/Dept. of Defense. Eventually unable to work, Chris continued his life of service through caring for his loved ones and giving his time and energy to anyone he met in need.
In 1998, he met a woman named Maria at Church and they became friends. He asked her if she thought she would ever marry again and she said, “Maybe, if I meet the right man.” After a long period of friendship and dating, they married, and he went on to raise her three beautiful children, becoming and amazing husband and bonus father. The marriage and the family made Chris feel like the luckiest and happiest man on earth. He loved all his family, deeply.
Chris’s life revolved around his love for music, animals, family and friends. He enjoyed all types of music, animals and people. During his time at home, he acquired many instruments and played by ear to all of the music he loved. His raw and quirky sense of humor kept us all in stitches, lightened our hearts and he will be deeply missed. We are better for knowing him and are inspired by his faith, integrity, tenacity, steadfastness, courage and love. May this be his legacy to us all.
Chris is survived by his mother Marianne, sister Sarabeth, sister-in-law Jill, nephew Tom (Myra), wife Maria and his children; Laura An (Matt), Grant Smith (Julie) and Kaitie Smith (Matthew).