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John Chester IV, 56, of Dalton, passed away on 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.
John is survived by his wife, Genesis "Genny" Chester; children, John Chester V (Cherié) of Flowery Branch, Jacob Chester of Dalton and Olivia Chester of Dalton; father, John Chester III (Judy) of East Schodack, N.Y.; grandchildren, Victoria Chester, William Chester and Katherine Chester; brother, Bill Chester (Pam) of Stephenson Town, N.Y., and Rob Chester (Caroline) of East Greenbush, N.Y.; sister, Janet Chester; nieces and nephews; mother-in-law, Doris Williams of Dalton; sister-in-law, Patty Atkins of Dalton.
Services for John are Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Tilton Baptist Church with the Rev. Bruce Beech officiating.
Burial will be in Tilton Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Monday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Love Funeral Home.
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 19, 2017
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