WALTER LEE CHESTNUT | The Sumter object
Walter Lee Chestnut, better known as Butch, was the loving husband of Vivian T. Chestnut, father of his step daughter, Veronica M. Chestnut, and son of the late Joseph Chestnut Sr. and Mabel McLeod Chestnut. He was born on April 9, 1950 in Oswego and left this earthly life to be with the Lord on Monday May 17, 2021, at his home in Wedgefield.
Walter was educated at Sumter County Public Schools and was a graduate of the Eastern High School class of 1970. After graduating from high school, Walter enlisted in the United States Army, where he served. honorably for three years. Walter enjoyed spending time with his family, gardening, fishing and cooking. He was always dandy Butch at hand. Walter confessed his life to Christ and joined Clark United Methodist Church, where he held many positions, until his health deteriorated.
Walter lets his memory cherish: his devoted wife, Vivian T. Chestnut, 39; his daughter, Veronica M. Chestnut (Rodney); her soon-to-be-expected first grandchild, Taylor Noble Chestnut-Sherman; six sisters, Mildred C. Wells (Elias), Helen C. Richardson (William), Mary Ruth Chestnut, Thomasena C. Wheeler (David), Rebecca Hunt and Daphne Chestnut; two brothers, Joseph Chestnut Jr. and Alphonso Chestnut (Priscilla); her aunts, Martha Davis McBride, Dorothy McLeod Myers, Lillian Williams (Isaac), Lillian White, Elease James and Bessie T. James; his uncles, Harry McLeod, Abraham McLeod, LeRoy McLeod (Hattie Mae), Samuel White (Hazelree), Jacob McLeod and Herbert James; a very special cousin, Hattie Mae Brown; with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In accordance with COVID-19 guidelines, the family are requesting that face masks and social distancing be observed by relatives and friends when visiting the 4 to 7 p.m. home at 5765 Opal Lane, Wedgefield.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel, Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter, with Reverend Raymond F. Cook Jr., pastor of Clarks United Methodist Church , officiating.
The procession will leave at 1:20 p.m. from the house.
Interment will be in Clarks United Methodist Churchyard Cemetery, Oswego Highway, Sumter.
Services led by the management and staff of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter. Online memorial messages can be sent to the family at [email protected] Visit us on the web at www.WilliamsFuneralHomeInc.com.