Billy Hugh Chesser, Sr., 84, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019. He is preceded in death by his parents, Douglas and Wilhelmina Chesser; former wife, Patricia Ann Maddox (mother of his children); wife, Helen Chesser; sons, Billy H. Chesser Jr., Craig Allen Chesser; daughter, Sharon Raynell Pheris; son-in-law, Ray Pheris Jr.; sisters, Jaunita Griffin and Betty Ann Griffin. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Patricia “Trish” Lawney and husband, Butch, Karen Gaynell Gibson and husband, David, and Dana Chesser; sister, Barbara Burlingame; twelve grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, with one more due April 2020 and a host of other family and dear friends.
Billy became a member of the catholic faith upon his marriage to his children’s mother.
Billy was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather that was an excellent provider for his family. He was hardworking and a member of Pipefitters Local Union 211. Billy never met a stranger and had a great welcoming personality. He was extremely soft hearted, caring and giving; helping anyone that he knew was in need. Billy was highly intelligent and had the uncanny ability to speak and be relatable to doctors, engineers, his coworkers as well as his grandchildren. At one time he had even gone through all of the process to earn his pilot’s license. He was affectionately known as “Grandpa Chesser” to all his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Billy will forever be known for his amazing sense of humor, for being a lady’s man and for always flirting with his nurses and waitresses. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him
A Memorial Service for Billy will be held Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 11:00 am at Clayton Funeral Home, 201 South 3rd Street, La Porte, Texas 77571.
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