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Originally published: 2013-12-17 15:20:49
Last modified: 2013-12-17 15:21:34

Bobby William Chester

Bobby William Chester, 71, of Green Acres Street, Lenoir died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital.

He was born Nov. 10, 1942, in Caldwell County to the late Argie and Maude Gragg Chester. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Allen Chester; and grandson, Jordan Watson.

Mr. Chester was a truck driver for Cargo Transportation in Claremont and was a member of Cedar Rock Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Louise Miller Chester of the home; three sons, Stewart Chester and wife, Robin, of Hudson, Kenneth Chester and wife, Janice, and Bill Miller and wife, Laura, both of Lenoir; three daughters, Karen C. Soots and husband, Tam, of Tampa, Fla., Amy Melton and husband, Lee, and Karen M. Watson and husband, Chuck, both of Hudson; nine grandchildren, William Miller Jr., Jonathan Soots, Megan Flowers, Brittany Trevino, Holly Moss, Amber Chester, Heather Watson, Brittany Watson and Scarlett Melton; great-grandchildren, Gracie Chester, William Miller III, Malachi Moss and Jake Flowers; one brother, Harvey Chester and wife, Libby, of Elk Creek; five sisters, Leona Hicks and husband, Boyce, and Margie Taylor and husband, Dewey, both of Hudson, Lucille Church and husband, Claude, of Rowlett, Texas, Ruby Ervin and husband, Bill, of Lenoir, Reba Greene and husband, Jim, of Pfafftown.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at Cedar Rock Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Jim Robbins and the Rev. Benny Hendrix. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Entombment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens of Lenoir.

The family will receive friends 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Dec. 18, 2013, at Greer-McElveen Funeral Home.

Serving as pallbearers will be family and friends.

Online condolences may be left at

Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.