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Chester R. Caffee, 91, Greensburg, passed on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the Heritage House Nursing Home in Greensburg.
Born, Nov. 13, 1925, in Metcalfe County, Kentucky, he was the son of Omer and Mattie (Brown) Caffee.
Chester served in WW II with the Army. After the war, he farmed, worked for Hamilton Costco in Columbus for 18 years, and he then owned and operated the Caffee's Leather Craft until his retirement. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and a member of the Freedom Missionary Baptist Church in Letts. He was a former judge for the AKC Dog shows.
He was married to Gladys Harper on Nov. 7, 1942, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 13, 1991.
He is survived by three sons, Jim (Donna) Caffee, Greensburg, Alfred Caffee, Greensburg, Fred Caffee, Greensburg; one daughter, Bonnie (Wayne) Wade, Greensburg; three sisters, Edna Layton, Westport, Laura (Ray) Gearlds, Texas, Shirley Wilson, North Vernon; twelve grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one son, Jerry Caffee; three brothers, Ben, Melvin, and Billie Caffee; and one sister, Nellie Dickson.
Visitation will be held on Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.
Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 5, 2017, at the funeral home with Rev. Otis Sturgeon officiating.
Interment with full military rites will be held in the South Park Cemetery.
Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com
Published on June 1, 2017
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