Chester Lee Duckworth, 93, sharpshooter on Guadalcanal

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Chester Lee Duckworth
Chester Lee Duckworth

Chester Lee Duckworth, 93, of Williamsburg, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 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 sharpshooter 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, Nov. 8, 2016 from 6:00 to 800 PM; where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 at 2:00 PM, with interment to follow at Williamsburg Memorial Park.