Mr. Joe Windell Chester passed away at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital after a brief illness on April 1, 2019. Mr. Chester was born December 8, 1928 in Eva, Tenn. and moved to Gibson, Tenn. in 1942.
He graduated from Gibson High School in 1948. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served for four years during the Korean War.
Mr. Chester was married to Betty Hardwick Chester for 59 years. He retired from Jones Manufacturing in 1990. He was a member of New Shiloh United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Chester; a daughter, Tammy Juergens (Randy Smith); a grandson, Warren Cagle; a daughter-in-law, Bonnie Cagle; a step-granddaughter, Lisa Smith; a sister, Louise Prince; two sister-in-laws, Willie Ross and Doris Hardwick; a brother-in-law, Billy Hardwick (Keitha); and a very special friend, Diane Blackard.
Mr. Chester was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Victoria Elizabeth Juergens; a son, David Cagle; parents, Robert and Lorene Chester; a brother, George Chester; and two sisters, Francis Bratcher and Maxine Crumby.
Visitation was held Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 5 until 8 p.m. at Shelton-Hunt Funeral Home in Humboldt. Funeral services were held at the New Shiloh United Methodist Church on April 3, 2019 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour before the service. Bro. Don Prescott officiated. Burial followed in the New Shiloh Cemetery.