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Hixson Welsh

412 East South Street, Welsh, LA

OBITUARY

Chester Lee David

March 16, 1924October 28, 2019
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Chester L. David of Welsh, Louisiana passed away at The Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home on October 28, 2019 at the age of 95. Chester was born on March 16, 1924 in Lacassine, Louisiana. He served in The United States Army in Europe during World War II and received a Purple Heart after taking a piece of shrapnel in the hip during The Battle of Remagen.

Chester loved his Lord, his family and friends, and his Roman Catholic faith. He was a gentle soul who practiced kindness and generosity every day of his life. He enjoyed vegetable gardening and was always up for a good card game. Chester was a great believer in the labor union movement and was a champion of workers' rights, first as a rank-and-file member, then Local 470 president, and ultimately regional business representative of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

Chester is preceded in death by his wife, Theresa Domingue David; parents, Oda and Olivia David; one brother, and four sisters.

Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Dee Daigle and husband Everett of Lafayette, LA, Steven David and wife Mellisa of Lake Charles, LA, Wendell David of Brownsville, TX; grandchildren, Rhonda Daigle Migl, Monica Daigle Hebert and husband Chris, Chad Daigle, Erica David Carriere and husband Ben; great- grandsons, Myles Migl, Ross Migl, Jace Hebert, Pearse Migl, Spencer Hebert; and one great-great-granddaughter, Charlotte Guinn.

Visitation will be held Wednesday October 30, 2019 from 4pm - 8pm with a rosary to be prayed at 6pm all at Hixson Funeral Home of Welsh. Visitation will resume the following day at the funeral home at 8am until time of service. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Our Lady of Seven Dolors at 11am. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Cemetery Mausoleum.

Fond memories and condolences may be shared with the David family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Dee Daigle and husband Everett of Lafayette, LA, Steven David and wife Mellisa of Lake Charles, LA, Wendell David of Brownsville, TX; grandchildren, Rhonda Daigle Migl, Monica Daigle Hebert and husband Chris, Chad Daigle, Erica David Carriere; great- grandsons, Myles Migl, Ross Migl, Jace Hebert, Pearse Migl, Spencer Hebert; and one great-great-granddaughter, Charlotte Guinn.

    Chester is preceded in death by his wife, Theresa Domingue David; parents, Oda and Olivia David; one brother, and four sisters.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, October 30, 2019
  • Rosary Wednesday, October 30, 2019
  • Visitation Resumes Thursday, October 31, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 31, 2019

Memories

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Diane Bourgeois

October 31, 2019

Mom shared that all of you were together when Mr. David passed. I'm so happy that it was peaceful and you were all with him. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
Diane

Clint & Delilah Meche

October 30, 2019

Lots of fond memories of both Ms. Theresa and Mr. Chester. As friends with Wendell from the age of 4 years old, Our heartfelt prayers are with you all and your families. Till we meet again, we'll see you soon.....We share our Love, Clint & Delilah Meche
( Abita Springs, La.)

Kay, Matt and Hayden DAIGLE

October 30, 2019

Darling, sweet Dee & family.
We love you and we hurt knowing that you are hurting. We are thinking about you and your entire family. We are sending you love and we hope that this love can be felt and that you all will find some peace and comfort in it.

Love,
Matt, Kay and Hayden

Annette Troutman

October 29, 2019

I, like my parents, loved Mr. Chester. He was such a kind and humble man.

Kaycie Hancock

October 29, 2019

To all of the David family,
No matter the age, it’s never easy to lose someone you cherish. What a wonderful and honorable long life he lived. I hope you are filled with good memories this week as you mourn his death and celebrate his life. We will be holding you close to our hearts and praying for Gods peace over you.
Much love, Kaycie Daigle Hancock and family

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Biography

Chester L. David of Welsh, Louisiana passed away at The Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home on October 28, 2019 at the age of 95. Chester was born on March 16, 1924 in Lacassine, Louisiana. He served in The United States Army in Europe during World War II and received a Purple Heart after taking a piece of shrapnel in the hip during The Battle of Remagen.

Chester loved his Lord, his family and friends, and his Roman Catholic faith. He was a gentle soul who practiced kindness and generosity every day of his life. He enjoyed vegetable gardening and was always up for a good card game. Chester was a great believer in the labor union movement and was a champion of workers' rights, first as a rank-and-file member, then Local 470 president, and ultimately regional business representative of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

Chester is preceded in death by his wife, Theresa Domingue David; parents, Oda and Olivia David; one brother, and four sisters.

Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Dee Daigle and husband Everett of Lafayette, LA, Steven David and wife Mellisa of Lake Charles, LA, Wendell David of Brownsville, TX; grandchildren, Rhonda Daigle Migl, Monica Daigle Hebert and husband Chris, Chad Daigle, Erica David Carriere; great- grandsons, Myles Migl, Ross Migl, Jace Hebert, Pearse Migl, Spencer Hebert; and one great-great-granddaughter, Charlotte Guinn.

Visitation will be held Wednesday October 30, 2019 from 4pm - 8pm with a rosary to be prayed at 6pm all at Hixson Funeral Home of Welsh. Visitation will resume the following day at the funeral home at 8am until time of service. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Our Lady of Seven Dolors at 11am. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Cemetery Mausoleum.

Fond memories and condolences may be shared with the David family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com