Chester Lee Duckworth

April 2, 1923 - November 5, 2016
Chester Lee Duckworth

Chester Lee Duckworth, 93, of Williamsburg, passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2016. He worked in Mechanical Operations and Maintenance for Colonial Williamsburg. Chester was a Deacon Emeriti at Grace Baptist Church. He also served our country during WWII as a U.S. Marine Corporal. He was a sharp shooter on Guadalcanal. Chester enjoyed his hobbies of fishing, woodworking and crafts.

He is predeceased by his father, Stamey A. Duckworth; mother, Stella A. Duckworth; sister, Dorothy D. Henderson. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Josephine Lee Duckworth; son, James A. Duckworth, Sr. (Melissa); daughter, Martha Jo Fritz (Daniel “Dan”); grandchildren, Rachel R. DeGuzman, Rebecca N. Gwyer, Ruth D. Hoffman, James A. Duckworth, Jr., and Christina M. Duckworth; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Bucktrout Funeral Home, 4124 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 from 6:00 to 800 PM; where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 2:00 PM, with interment to follow at Williamsburg Memorial Park.


Service

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
2:00 PM

Bucktrout Funeral Home - Directions
4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188
757-229-3822

Burial

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Williamsburg Memorial Park - Directions
130 King William Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23188

Visitation

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
6:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Bucktrout Funeral Home - Directions
4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188
757-229-3822

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  • November 07, 2016
    John/Barbara Friesz says:
    Our deepest sympathy to the family of this great man. It was such a pleasure to meet him when he was honored in the Veteran's film about War Heroes. His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are tribute to his cherished life. His loss is deep now in your hearts and we know the pain of your sorrow seems unbearable. Please know how much others care and are here to listen. For his life and times, we offer this quote from Thomas Moore, Irish poet and songwriter wrote: Peace to each manly soul that sleepeth; Rest to each faithful eye that weepeth. Love to all and know our hearts and prayers are with all. John and Barbara Friesz

  • November 07, 2016
    John/Barbara Friesz says:
    Our deepest sympathy and loving thoughts to all. We had the pleasure of meeting Chester at the ceremony honoring him in the Veteran's War Film. His children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren are a tribute to his courage, strength, and grace in life. We honor him and all of his family and please know as your heart aches and longs for him, that his life was so cherished. We would like to offer this quoteThomas Moore, Irish poet and songwriter in sympathy: Peace to each manly soul that sleepeth; Rest to each faithful eye that weepeth Our loving thoughts and prayers, John and Barbara Friesz