Phillip E. Chesser, age 78, of Hillsboro, passed away Thursday, November 5 at White Hall Nursing and Rehab in White Hall. Funeral services for 78 year old Phillip E. Chesser will be Monday, November 9 at 11:00 a.m. at Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Burial will be at St. Agnes Cemetery in Hillsboro with full military rites by VFW Post 1306 of Taylor Springs and American Legion Post 425 Irving. Friends may call Sunday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, to INAD for Grace Herschelman, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Phillip was born on Dec. 4, 1936 in Hillsboro to Clyde and Beulah (Hart) Chesser.
He was a 1955 graduate of Hillsboro High school.
He joined the U.S. Navy in 1956 and served 4 years then served in the National Guard and Army reserves.
He was a lifelong master carpenter and retired from the Coffeen Power Plant station after 25 years as a maintenance supervisor. He was a member the St Agnes Catholic Church, Hillsboro Knights of Columbus, past member of the Hillsboro JC’s, an avid bowler and loved spending time with his family and especially with his great grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Margaret (Jagodizinski), they had just celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on Oct. 12, 2015, and two daughters Victoria husband Mike Greenwood of Coffeen and Patricia husband Rex Pace of Paris Tenn., granddaughter April husband Chris Dowland of Greenfield IL who they raised for 8 years.
They have 6 grandchildren, Brandon Greenwood of Coffeen, Adam wife Tami White of Greenfield, April husband Chris Dowland of Greenfield, Connor Hughes of Paris Tenn., Ricky wife Sarah Hughes of Springfield, McKenzie Hughes of Springfield and Allen Pace of Pocahontas, 6 great grandchildren Paige, Dom and Zak White of Greenfield., Jesse, Jaydon and Jamie Dowland of Greenfield.
3 brothers Rodger wife Margie, Clyde “Tub” wife Jane and Richard wife Cathy Chesser all of Hillsboro, one sister in law Karen Chesser of Panama IL. Several Nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Terry Chesser.