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MSGT Willie James Chestnut

MSGT Willie James Chestnut

Birth
Dunnellon, Marion County, Florida, USA
Death 1 Nov 1999 (aged 68)
Virginia, USA
Burial Hampton, Hampton City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 175484217 · View Source
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NEWPORT NEWS — Retired U.S. Army Master Sgt. Willie James Chestnut, 68, departed this life on Monday, Nov. 1, 1999. He was born in Dunnellon, Fla., to the late January and Elmira Chestnut. He retired from active duty in the U.S. Army in 1972 after serving in the Korean and Vietnam campaigns. He received numerous military awards and honors.

Following his retirement, Master Sgt. Chestnut served as senior Army instructor for the Junior ROTC at Lakeland Senior High School in Lakeland, Fla. He resumed his Christian duties at Shalom Baptist Church in Newport News, where he served as chairman of the Deacon Board. He was vice chairman of the Layman Lodge and superintendent of the Sunday school.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 46 years, Mary Allen Chestnut; two sons, Lawrence Jeffrey and Calvin Chestnut. He was preceded in death by one son, Willie James Chestnut Jr.; one grandson, Willie James Chestnut III; a great-granddaughter, Malaya Renee' Chestnut; and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, Nov. 6, at Shalom Baptist Church, 1111 24th St., Newport News. Interment will be held in Hampton Memorial Gardens. Viewing will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. on Friday at Cooke Bros. Funeral Chapel and two hours prior to the service Saturday at the church.

Arrangements by Cooke Bros. Funeral Chapel.
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-- 1940 Census (Dunnellon, FL) --
Chestnut:
January - age 48 (est. birth year: 1892)
Elmira - age 45 (est. birth year: 1895)
Jessie - age 18 (est. birth year: 1922)
Mammie Lee - age 15 (est. birth year: 1925)
Albertha - age 13 (est. birth year: 1927)
Caretha - age 11 (est. birth year: 1929)
Willie - age 9 (est. birth year: 1931)
Edward - age 3 (est. birth year: 1937)


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  • Created by: retiredlady
  • Added: 18 Jan 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 175484217
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for MSGT Willie James Chestnut (18 Nov 1930–1 Nov 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 175484217, citing Hampton Memorial Gardens, Hampton, Hampton City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by retiredlady (contributor 47722902) .