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Scope and Content Note
Three document boxes of George A. Mester's correspondence, subject files, and church materials.
The following biographical note excerpted from George A. Mester’s obituary(George Mester of Nashville, Tennessee, 1942-2019, https://www.woodbinefuneralhome.com/obituary/george-mester):
“George A. Mester, Age 77, of Nashville passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2019, at Alive Hospice after a brief illness.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 51 years, Janice A. Mester; his daughter, Martha (Jason) Cooper of Mt. Juliet, TN; his son, Timothy (Diane) Mester of Longmont, CO; his sister, Marian Swan of Sevierville, TN; his nephew, Bill Peters; his nieces, Carol Jamieson and her family and Elizabeth Peters; and his grandson, Ryan Cooper.
Born in Knoxville, TN, he was the son of the late Donald F. and Eleanor G. Mester. After graduating from West End High School in Knoxville, he attended Freed Hardeman University.
As a locksmith, George was known as the “Safe Guy” in the Nashville area. His expertise and knowledge of safes and locks was well known throughout Middle Tennessee and even in surrounding states, making him a vault of information for fellow locksmiths. He was a member of ALOA (Associated Locksmiths of America) and many other locksmith organizations.
George was a member of the Church of Christ and has been with the Crieve Hall congregation since 1984. He drove a bus for the Inner City Ministry of Nashville for many years, bringing hundreds of kids to Bible classes. He was active in evangelism, whether personally or with a group. The Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch was another work he passionately supported.
When not busy with locks or safes, George enjoyed fixing and cleaning his cars, flea marketing, and helping others with various household tasks.”
Acquired from Dr. Holloway's Estate Sale
The processors retained the original order as received as much as possible.
See PDF finding aid for folder inventory.
Extent of Collection
1.35 linear feet (3 boxes)
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #560
Center for Restoration Studies
[identification of item], [file or folder name], George Arthur Mester Papers, 1960s-1970s. Center for Restoration Studies MS #560. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.
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