Ray Chidester

Ray Chidester, 76, of Rock Cave died, Saturday, March 22, 2014, at his home under the care of St. Joseph’s Hospice.

He was born March 25, 1937, in Canaan, a son of the late James and Archie Peck Chidester.

On July 11, 1959, he married Pearl Murphy, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Sandy Gregory and husband, Steve, of Kanawha Head, and Barbie Gregory and husband, John, of Eden; three sons, Roger Chidester and Kris Burnside and Bill Chidester and wife, Kathy, all of Eden, and Mike Chidester and wife, Cecilia, of Grand Camp; 10 grandchildren; 12 great- grandchildren; one sister, Janie Murphy, of Lorain, Ohio; one brother, Junior Chidester and wife. Tina. of Austin, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Mildred Chidester, Bernice Gibson and Katie Hammond; and three brothers, Jim, Frank and Bill Chidester.

Mr. Chidester was a logger. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 29, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Rock Cave Independent Baptist Church in Rock Cave with Pastor David Jessie officiating.

Online condolences may be made to the family at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.