Mr. John L. Chesshir passed from this life Sunday morning, August 19, 2007, in Tyler, TX.
John L. Chesshir
Hayes Funeral Home
Born October 8, 1919 in Mt. Vernon, TX, Mr. Chesshir had been a resident of Jewett for 26 years, previously of the Santa Fe-Hitchcock area for 23 years. He had been the owner and operator of Chesshir Real Estate in both Santa Fe and Jewett, and the Shipley Donuts in Santa Fe, Texas City and Dickinson for 23 years. He was a decorated WWII veteran, having served in the US Army, was of the Catholic faith, was a former president of Hitchcock ISD Board of Trustees, a member of the NRA, VFW Post 5400 and enjoyed hunting, fishing, ranching and always had a joke to share.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Becky Nelson; parents, Sam Houston and Helen (Dyer) Chesshir.
Survivors include his son, David Chesshir of Houston; daughters, Susanne McGilvrey and husband, Loren of Highlands Ranch, CO, Mary Lou Dale of Houston, Robin Boyd and husband, Gary of Tyler; grandchildren, Peyton, Heather, Michaelia, Clint, Sarah, Jason, John, Dallas, Tony, Meghan, Kristan, Jason, Tony, Matt, Mindy; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Doug Chesshir of Buffalo and Max Chesshir of League City.
Funeral services will be conducted at noon Wednesday, August 22, 2007, in the chapel of Hayes Funeral Home with Deacon Steve Mistretta officiating. Interment will follow at Grace Memorial Park Cemetery.
Casketbearers will be Jason Chesshir, Mike Chesshir, Dallas Dale, John Dale, Tony Dale and Clint Vitek. Honorary bearers will be Gary Boyd, David Chesshir, Mitch Chesshir, Wendell Creech, Loren McGilvrey and Mike Nelson.
Friends may call from 5 - 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 10412 Highway 6, Hitchcock (409) 925-3501. Vigil services will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Those who wish may make memorials in the form of donations to the American Cancer Society, 9002 Emmett F. Lowry Expy., Texas City, TX 77591.