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Richard Samuel Chestnut

Birth Date: November 3, 1933
Death Date: April 3, 2018

Richard Samuel Chestnut Sr., 84, of Decatur, passed away Tuesday, April 03, 2018 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Richard was born November 3, 1933 in McGrann, Pennsylvania, the son of Robert and Murley (Taylor) Chestnut. He worked as an electrician with PPG retiring after thirty-five years of service. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, and watching the Cubs.
Richard married Martha Fair April 17, 1971. She preceded him in death January 10, 2017.

Richard is survived by his sons Mike (Donna) Chestnut of Mt. Zion and Richard (Debbie) Chestnut Jr. of Bement, stepdaughters Linda (Bill) Garrett and Brenda Fair all of Decatur, sister Dee (Dick) Wagguman of Pennsylvania, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, sister Violet Remmel, and grandson Richard Chestnut III.

No services are planned.

Arrangements by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

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April 5, 2018
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. I will always rember going to Arkansas on the houseboat and Richard holding up a fish no bigger then a.minnow. it was a bluegill. Love You Sue

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