Funeral services for Mr. Chester Lloyd Fitzsimmons, 91, of Wilson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wed., Nov. 17, 2010, at The Rexroat Baptist Church with Rev. Monte Dean officiating. Interment will follow at Hewitt Cemetery in Wilson. Services are under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Wilson.

 


Funeral services for Mr. Chester Lloyd Fitzsimmons, 91, of Wilson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wed., Nov. 17, 2010, at The Rexroat Baptist Church with Rev. Monte Dean officiating. Interment will follow at Hewitt Cemetery in Wilson. Services are under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Wilson.

 

Chester was born February 4, 1919, at Wilson to the late Mr. Samuel Hawkins Fitzsimmons and Mrs. Beulah Bessie (McMillen) Fitzsimmons. He passed away Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, at the Wilson Nursing Center.

 

Chester was a resident of this area all of his life raised south of Wilson attending school at Bryan Red. He married the former Ms. Betty Jo Ashley April 3, 1942, at Ringling, Okla. He was employed by the government in the CCC creation project of the Lake Murray State Park before joining the United States Army. During the service, Chester served honorably in WWII overseas in the Philippines as part of the Armored Tank Division. When he was honorably discharged he returned to this area and began working in construction and later became a welder and machinist at G&G machine shop in Healdton and after was employed at Galoob Machine Shop and Brady’s Oilfield Service of Healdton from where he retired due to health problems in the early 70’s. During his retirement Chester enjoyed constructing crafts, woodworking and gardening. Chester was a member of the Rexroat Baptist Church.

 

Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Betty, Nov. 14, 2005; daughter, Joyce Hulsey; brothers, Elmer and Lavoy; and sister, Lila Lee.

 

Survivors include his son, Barry Fitzsimmons and wife, Shirley of Moore; brother, Orval Fitzsimmons of Wilson; four grandchildren, Kenneth Fitzsimmons and wife, Audrey of Oklahoma City, Brian Fitzsimmons and wife, Titi of Oklahoma City, Michael Bailey of Oklahoma City and Keith Bailey and wife, Julie of Kentucky; six great-grandchildren, Jennifer, Jessica, Gabrielle, Ceara, Shelby and Taylor.
Pallbearers are Kenneth Fitzsimmons, Brian Fitzsimmons, Michael Bailey, Randy Hacker, Johnny Meloy and Jack Brown.

 

Honorary bearers are Jerry Allen, Charlie Steele and Roscoe Gunter.

 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the staff of the Wilson Nursing Center for their care and support.

 

Condolences may be sent online to the family at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.