Mr. Herman Emanuel Chesser, 80, beloved husband of the late Sue Mason Chesser and a lifetime resident of Atlantic, passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at Shore Health and Rehabilitation Center in Parksley.
Born Feb. 11, 1939, he was the son of the late Ward Thomas Chesser and Carrie Taylor Chesser. Mr. Chesser graduated from Atlantic High School, served in the Virginia National Guard, and retired from NASA Wallops Flight Facility as a technician.
He was a longtime member of Atlantic Baptist Church, having served as a deacon and Sunday school superintendent; charter member of Atlantic Volunteer Fire Company, where he was a past chief, past president, vice-president and secretary; charter member of Accomack-Northampton Antique Car Club, AACA, past president, secretary and vice-president; member and past treasurer of Eastern Shore Amateur Radio Club; and member of Onancock Elks Lodge #1766.
Mr. Chesser is survived by cousins, and many true and loyal friends.
Funeral services will be conducted from the chapel of the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Richard Inman officiating. Interment will follow in the Atlantic Baptist Church Cemetery, and there will be a visitation at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Atlantic Baptist Church Memorial Fund, c/o Audrey Furness, 33190 Taylor Farm Road, Temperanceville, VA 23442, or to the Atlantic Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 207, Atlantic, VA 23303.
Memory tributes may be shared with the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements were made by the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.