Clyde A. Chester

February 4, 1924March 26, 2014

Clyde Alvin Chester, 90 passed away on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Penney Retirement Community, Penney Farms, FL. He was born February 4, 1924 in Jacksonville, FL. Clyde retired from the City of Jacksonville and CSX (Seaboard) Railroad in Jacksonville. He was in the U.S. Army and a veteran of WWII. Clyde was a member of Trinity Baptist Church of Keystone Heights and Masonic Lodge Cabul #116. He is survived by his wife of over 70 years, Thelma L. Chester, three sons Fred (Julianne) Chester, Jim (Susan) Chester, David (Carol) Chester, 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Arrangements under the care of Hardage-Giddens Town & Country Funeral Home, 7242 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32205. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, March 28, 2014 from 6:00-8:00pm in the visitation room. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 3:30pm at Riverside Memorial Park. Reverend James Peoples officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Penney Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund, Penney Farms, FL or Community Hospice of NE Florida.


  • Visitation Friday, March 28, 2014
  • Graveside Service Saturday, March 29, 2014

Clyde A. Chester

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Maxine (Norton) Tanner

March 29, 2014

Thelma, Fred, Jimmy, David and all your families, we are so sorry for your great loss. Alvin was one of the sweetest men I've ever met. His constant love for God and for all of us who were honored to be in his presence was always so evident. "Thank you, Alvin, for all the precious memories. We will bask in them until we meet again."

Love to each one of u, dear family, as u say goodbye to this Godly man. Prayers and hugs coming your way.

Maxine and Jim Tanner

bob and donna rose

March 28, 2014

What a legacy Alvin leaves for his wonderful wife and family and those fortunate enough to have met him.He is one of the finest men known in my life.From Mcduff AV Church of God to Penny Farms he never wavered and planted seed in us all!

Pamela Jones Back

March 28, 2014

Thelma, thinking of you at this time. My prayers are with you and your family.

John Dorancricchio

March 28, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Thelma and family. God Bless, John Dorancricchio and grand daughter Angie Pedigo