|Birth: ||Dec. 25, 1904|
|Death: ||Aug. 7, 1997|
McLemore, Chester H.
Chester Henderson McLemore, 92, of Hewitt died Thursday at a local hospital. Services at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, 1997, at Wilkirson-Hatch Chapel with the Rev. Roy Marshall officiating. Burial at Rosemound Cemetery. Graveside services will be conducted by the Masonic Lodge:
Mr. McLemore was born on Dec. 25, 1904, in China Spring, Texas, to Elbert and Mary Belle Dyer McLemore, early settlers to this area from Tennessee. He was a member of the National Society of the .Sons of the American Revolution. The McLemore family traces their lineage to a patriot who fought in the Revolutionary War. He was married to Catherine Pearce of Waco on Jan. 7, 1927, and had two daughters, Geraldine and Shirley. After the death of his wife and daughter, Geraldine, in 1932, he married Lelia Maddux of Hewitt on July 25, 1933. They had three sons, Chester Curtis McLemore of Hewitt, Royce Allen and Ronald Dale. Royce and Ronald preceded him in death, as did two grandsons, David McLemore and Craig Giles. His wife, Lelia, died on May 15, 1997.
Mr. McLemore was active in community affairs. He was a former mayor of the city of Hewitt. For over 40 years, he was owner-operator of the. Hewitt Water Company, which he sold to the city of Hewitt in 1985, He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Waco for over 70 years and was active in the Shriners Motor Patrol. He was an honorary member of the VFW of Hewitt. He was a 50-year member of the Northwest Waco Lions Club and the Men's Bible Class. He retired after many years as a postal employee at the Waco Post Office and farmed in the Hewitt area, where he resided. He was an avid camper belonging to The Cotton Palace Good Sam's Club.
Survivors include his daughter, Shirley McLemore Stone and husband, Dewey, of Santa Cruz, Calf.; his son, Curtis McLemore and wife, Delores, of Hewitt; daughter-in-law, June McLemore of Baytown; four granddaughters, Debra Holder and husband, J.R., of Nashville, Tenn., Deanna Pace and husband, Jim Bob, of Fort Worth, Stacy Brooks and husband, Allen, and Stephanie Golding, all of Hewitt; grandson, David Alan Giles and wife, Janice, of San Diego, Calif.; seven great-grandchildren, Katherine and Ray Holder, JoAnna and Jessica Pace, Clayton and Calvin Brooks and Levi Golding; brother, Ernest McLemore. And wife, Evelyn, of Valley Mills; and sisters, Lottie Lewis of Waco and Lillie McLemore of Valley Mills.
Mr. McLemore was a member of the Hewitt First Baptist Church for many years. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to the church in his honor.
Pallbearers include Donald Lewis, David Alan Giles, Glenn McLemore, Hoyt Dwain McLemore, Ernest Harlan, Joe Bland and Carl McLemore.
Lelia Mae Maddux McLemore (1914 - 1997)*
Ronald Dale McLemore (1943 - 1992)*
Plot: burial block P plot 257
Created by: Perry Smith
Record added: Jan 06, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10282235