Chester “Chessie” Arlen Tillett, of Manns Harbor passed away peacefully at home in the early morning of October 20, 2013. He was 61 years old. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
His father, Claude Chester Tillett has passed before him. He leaves behind his wife of 37 ½ years, Frances Tillett; his mother, Alice Creef Tillett; his daughter, Christina Purtee, and her husband, Britt Purtee; his son, Chessie Tillett, and his partner Becca Reeves; his grandson, Damian Tillett; his father-in-law, Bobby Walston; his mother-in-law Molly Walston; his brother-in-law, Jesse Walston and his partner Hazel; his brother-in-law, Robert Walston and his wife Vanessa; his brother-in-law, Ashley Walston and his wife Donna. He also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins, a niece, nephews, great-nieces, and friends.
Chester served in the United States Navy for six years. He worked at Manteo Furniture Company for 23 years and the Dare County Detention Center for nine years. He volunteered with the Manns Harbor Volunteer Fire Department for 27 years. He loved fishing, outdoor projects, and reading.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, in Manns Harbor, at 2:00 PM.
Instead of flowers, please send donations to Dare County Hospice, PO Box 1000, Manteo, NC, 27954. Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, PO Box 95, Manns Harbor, NC, 27953. Manns Harbor Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 165, Manns Harbor, NC, 27953. Manns Harbor Women’s Club, PO Box 72, Manns Harbor, NC, 27953. Dare County In-Home Services, PO Box 669, Manteo, NC, 27954.
Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com.Print Obituary & Condolences