Chester Dale Bays Jr., 73, of Terre Haute, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, at Signature Healthcare. He was born on Oct. 12, 1944, in Tennessee Ridge, Tenn., to Chester Dale Bays and Beulah (Rudisel) Bays.
Chester is survived by his wife of 53 years, Josephine Bays of Terre Haute; three children, Chester Bays and wife Jenny, Julia Harney and husband Micky, and Fred Bays and wife Jane; four sisters, Marcia Strait and husband Jim, Sandra Spaulding, Barbara Heiner and Penny Burgess; two brothers, Rex Bays and wife Janis, and Mark Bays and wife Helen; 15 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, three brothers and one sister.
Chester proudly served in the United States Army. He was a ham radio operator and had an FCC license. He enjoyed fishing and mushroom hunting. Chester was musically talented and could play just about anything on guitar.
Visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 5, at Roselawn Funeral Home. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, at the funeral home. Chester will be laid to rest with military honors in Roselawn Memorial Park. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at:
Published on February 2, 2018