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J. Thomas Chesnutt, Jr., of Pintlala, AL, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on June 16, 2021 at age 99. Tom was born on October 5, 1921, in Pintlala, AL, to Jake and Annie Chesnutt. He graduated from Lanier High School in Montgomery, AL, and shortly after graduation enlisted in the US Navy to fight during World War II. He served aboard the USS Fletcher and was involved in many naval battles in the South Pacific, during which time the ship gained the nickname of The Lucky 13. Following the end of WWII he was sent to flight Training at St Olaf College in Northfield, MN. There in Minnesota this southern boy met an Iowa girl attending nurses training. In 1946 he took this yankee girl back to Alabama and married her.

Tom had a wide variety of jobs beginning with dairy and beef farming. Other jobs in Waterloo, IA and Orlando, FL included running the big equipment at an asphalt plant, managing a car wash, Shaklee salesman, and Arwell Exterminating Company and Terminex technican. His final job was manager of Stuckeys at Hope Hull and relief manager of other sites. His family remembers him best as father and grandfather.

He was active for many years at Norman Bridge Baptist and Lakeview Baptist Churches in Montgomery, serving in a variety of capacities. In recent years he was active at First Southern Baptist Church in Hope Hull. Tom was totally committed to being a husband and father and the only thing he valued above family was his Savior the Lord Jesus Christ.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 75 years, Betty Jean Chesnutt and his two sisters, Miriam Cochran and Stella Sharp, and survived by his three sons, Tommy (Nancy) Chesnutt, Randy (Betsy) Chesnutt, Terry (Annette) Chesnutt, and one daughter, Pam (Tim) Adams; nine grandchildren, Amy Elizabeth Chesnutt, Jason Chesnutt, Michael Warren Chesnutt, Sarah Chesnutt, Jeremy Adams, Josh Adams, Jennifer Gray, Eric Baty, and Heather Bryan. He also has ten great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at First Southern Baptist Chruch in Hope Hull on Saturday, June 26 at 10:00 am and all will be welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Tom’s memory to First Southern Baptist Church, Lakeview Baptist Church or WLFB Faith Radio.

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Tom and Nancy. You all are in our prayers.

What a legacy!! Almost 100!
Love and miss you. The Byrds

Pray God’s Blessing upon you and your family. May God strengthen and keep you always! My deepest sympathy to The Chestn…

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