David Raymond Chew Jr. (1982 - 2012)

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David Raymond Chew Jr.

PARKSLEY — The Rev. David Raymond Chew Jr., 30, husband of Rebecca Midgett Chew and a resident of Parksley passed away Monday, July 16, 2012, while on his way to help others in their time of need.

Born on Feb. 20, 1982, in Nassawadox, he was a son of David Raymond Chew Sr. and Mary Lou Pruitt Chew of Guilford, Va.

David was an EMS provider, having been employed by both Northampton and Accomack counties, and was a part time pastor, recently appointed to Hallwood United Methodist Church. He had attended the University of West Virginia and Eastern Shore Community College. David was a devoted member of the Bloxom Volunteer Fire Company and was active in the Boy Scouts, having obtained his Eagle Scout medal. He was a member of the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife and parents, survivors include a son, David Raymond Chew III; a brother, Henry Clifford Chew of Guilford; grandmother, Betty P. Taylor of Guilford; parents-in-law, Karen and Greg Taylor of Bloxom and Ken and Debbie Midgett of Parksley; grandmother-in-law, Mildred Brown of Parksley; a niece and four nephews; and a large host of extended family and friends, including his Bloxom Volunteer Fire Company and church families.

A full fireman's funeral will be conducted from the Metompkin Elementary School, 24501 Parksley Road in Parksley on Friday at 1 p.m. with the Revs. Tammy Estep, Alex Joyner and Adam Cooke officiating. Interment will follow in Parksley Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to David Raymond Chew III, c/o PNC Bank, PO Box 623, Onley, Va. 23418.

Memory tributes may be shared with the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are by Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.

Published in The Daily Times on July 19, 2012
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