Chester A. Whitt

FAIRBORN Chester A. Whitt, age 89 of Fairborn, passed away Tuesday January 22, 2013 in the Hospice of Dayton. He was born November 29, 1923 in Elliott Co., Kentucky, the son of the late Mitch and Ida (Howard) Whitt. Chester retired from Montgomery County and was an avid gardener. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Claudine; second wife, Phoebe; a daughter, Patti; and four brothers, Ishmael, Guy, Homer, and Daniel "Boone". He is survived by his sister, Leavina Whitt of Wrigley, KY; son-in-law, Carl Gayheart of Fairborn; grandson, Trace (Teresa) Gayheart of CA; granddaughter, Dana (David) Davison of West Alexandria; great-grandchildren, Madalynn, Kurt, Kyle; step-daughter, Linda Self and other extended members of the Hooes family; special niece, Diana Helton; sister-in-law, Faye Connor; as well as numerous other special nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Friday January 25, 2013 from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. in the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn, where a funeral service will be held on Saturday January 26, 2013 at 10:00 A.M., Pastor Gary Ferguson and Evangelist Eugene Haney officiating. Burial will follow in the Byron Cemetery. Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to Hospice of Dayton. Condolences may be made to the family at