John Chester IV, 56, of Dalton, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Hamilton Medical Center.
John was battalion chief of the Whitfield County Fire Department, where he served for 26 years. He was a member of Tilton Baptist Church. John was a graduate of Columbia High School in Albany, N.Y., and was a sergeant in the Marine Corps. He was a member of Tilton Masonic Lodge 291.
He was the son of the late Mary Katherine Dollard and was also preceded in death by his father-in-law, Robert "Bob" Williams.
John is survived by his wife, Genesis "Genny" Chester; children, John Chester V and Cherie Chester of Flowery Branch, Jacob Chester of Dalton and Olivia Chester of Dalton; father, John Chester III and Judy Chester of East Schodack, N.Y.; grandchildren, Victoria Chester, William Chester and Katherine Chester; brothers, Bill and Pam Chester of Stephenson Town, N.Y., and Rob and Caroline Chester of East Greenbush, N.Y.; sister, Janet Chester; nieces and nephews; mother-in-law, Doris Williams of Dalton; and sister-in-law, Patty Atkins of Dalton.
Funeral services for John will be held today at 3 p.m. at Tilton Baptist Church with the Rev. Bruce Beach officiating.
Burial will be in Tilton Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family received friends Monday.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Whitfield Firefighters Benevolent Fund, 410 N. Parks Drive, Dalton, GA 30720.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.lovefuneralhomega.com.
Love Funeral Home, 1402 N. Thornton Ave., Dalton, is in charge of arrangements.
Published on May 22, 2017