May 15, 2014

Chester Floyd Williamson

June 8, 1923 - May 11, 2014

PLATTSBURGH — Chester Floyd Williamson was born June 8, 1923 in Malone, N.Y. to Floyd and Lucille (Nimblet) Williamson.

He and his sisters grew up first in Malone, then in Plattsburgh N.Y. where they helped and Chet later worked in the family business. Chester was a master mechanic and a custom welder.

Chester entered the armed service Feb. 2, 1943, then served in Patton's Third Army, with the 720th Field Artillery Battalion as Radio Repairman - Power Plant and Mobile Unit, advancing to the rank of Staff Sergeant and was honorably discharged March 26, 1946.

Chester returned home and to the family business in Plattsburgh where he met and July 12, 1951 married Katherine Elisabeth Roe. In 1961 they moved south to the Roe family farm, then to the "new farm" in Westtown, N.Y., where Chet went into business with Kate's brother "Bud", becoming a dairyman and farmer. "I milked my first cow at forty!" was a favorite quip. Together Chet and Kate raised a first rate dairy, lots of gardens and five children who were very much loved.

Over the years Chet served on church boards at the Methodist Church in Plattsburgh, N.Y.; as an elder at the Westtown Presbyterian Church; and on the session of the Otisville-Mount Hope Presbyterian Church. However, one of his most joyful tasks in the church was serving with Kate as co-superintendent of the church school in Otisville. After moving to Mo. in 2005, Chet and Kate joined the Olivet congregation of The Disciples of Christ.

After retiring from farming in the 1980's, Chester was asked to come to work with Gor-Dunn's, the local John Deere dealership. "Got my first paycheck in my sixties," became another favorite saying.

Chet was a member of the planning board for Minisink Township in N.Y. for over 25 years. He truly enjoyed and cherished people, accepting them for who they were and helping them see their own value.

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