James Chesnut (1951 - 2013)

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James Lee "Jim" Chesnut, 62, of Clarksville, was pronounced dead early Tuesday morning, Nov. 19, 2013, at the Floyd County Hospital, Charles City, from complications of a pulmonary embolism.

Jim was born on Oct. 3, 1951, in Waverly, the son of Reid Leroy Chesnut and Mary Ellen (Ingersoll) Brown. He attended the Clarksville school system, graduating in 1969, from the Clarksville High School. Following his schooling, Jim worked for the Voss's Mill Elevator in Clarksville, and on Feb. 3, 1971, he entered the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Jim was honorably discharged on July 1, 1972, and returned to the Clarksville area where he attended the University of Northern Iowa for a short period and also continued serving his country with the U.S. Army reserves until Feb. 2, 1977. Jim worked for Tasco Company in Shell Rock, and then attended Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, where he studied Horticulture. In 1978, Jim worked for the Schield-Bantam Company in Waverly and then worked for Cable T.V. starting in 1979. Jim began working for Butler-Bremer Communications in 1995, where he was currently employed. He was also assistant manager for the Casey's General Store in Clarksville.

He is survived his wife, Vickie (Crotty) Chesnut, of Clarksville; his two daughters, Jennifer "Jeni" (Will) Walker, of Des Moines, and Elizabeth "Libi" Chesnut, of Clarksville; five grandchildren; his mother, Mary Brown, of St. Louis; two brothers, Dennis (Nancy) Chesnut, of Charles City, and Jeff (Vickie) Chesnut, of Clarksville; three sisters, Kathy Chesnut and Debbie Borgetti (Gary Spurgeon), both of St. Louis, and Laurie (Jay) Taylor, of West Virginia; two sisters-in law, Cheryl (Dan) Breitbach, of Waverly, and Pam (Vern) Meyer, of Osage; eight step-brothers and sisters; aunts, uncles, cousins and many nephews, nieces, and great nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his father, Reid; his step-mother, Maxine; and his step-father, Charlie.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Nov. 22, at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Waverly, with Pastor Deborah Coble-Wise officiating. Burial will be in Harlington Cemetery in Waverly, with military honors conducted by the Waverly Area Veterans Group. Public visitation will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly and will continue an hour prior to services on Friday at the church. Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial direction to be established at a later date. Online condolences for Jim's family may be left at www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is assisting the family.
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Published in Waverly Democrat from Nov. 21 to Nov. 28, 2013
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