Chester Willis, 93
Chester N. Willis, 93, of South Webster died Sunday, July 8, 2012, at SOMC Hospice Center. He was born March 17, 1919, in Carter Co., Ky. a son of the late Herbert and Clara Wells Willis. Chester was a 1938 graduate of South Webster High School, a lifelong farmer and retired from Southern ohio Correctional Facility in 1983. He was a member of the Backporch Pickers and was a U.S. Marine veteran. He is survived by two sons, Larry G. Willis and Chester R. Willis both of Oak Hill; two daughters, Reva Crace of Sciotoville and Edith Mullen of Wheelersburg; one brother, Roy Willis of South Webster; six grandchildren, Sandy Crace, Danny Ray Crace, Jeffrey Crace, Cathy Willis, Summer King and Amber Mershon; 16 great-grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Willis, his second wife, Vernita Beasler Kaltenbach Willis; a brother, Herbert Willis; 2 sisters, Dorothy Bellomy and Virginia Hagen and a grandchild, Chester R. Willis II. Services will be noon Thursday, July 12, 2012, at D.W. Swick Funeral Home in South Webster with Pastor Paul Willis Hagen officiating. Interment will be at South Webster cemetery with military graveside honors by James Dickey Post 23, American Legion. Visitation will be Wednesday 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Thursday 11 a.m until noon at D.W. Swick in South Webster. The family requests donations may be made to SOMC Hospice Center, 2201 25th St. Portsmouth, Ohio 45662.
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