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Chester Robert Baylor, 97

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first_imgChester Robert Baylor 97, of Milan, Indiana passed away Tuesday evening, January 24, 2017. Chester was born September 25, 1919. Chester was drafted as part of the first troop from Indiana in 1941 to serve our country in WWII. After serving in the South Pacific, Chester returned to Milan and married Ruth Hamilton on December 20, 1945. Chester Baylor is the founder of Baylor Trucking, Inc. He started the family business hauling furniture from the Milan Furniture Factory. Chester and his wife Ruth developed the company with an entrepreneurial spirit and hard work hauling freight throughout the Midwest and to the East Coast. Chester was a proud member of the American Legion, the United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge and Shriner’s Club. He enjoyed being active in the community; supporting local activities, dancing at the Legion, golfing with friends, driving a semi-truck in parades and creating a scholarship fund. Chester is preceded in death by his wife Ruth and his son, Robert (Bob). Surviving are his daughter, Bonnie Hammond, son, Steve (Judy) Baylor, and daughter in law, Beth Baylor. Chester was blessed with five grandchildren; Cari Baylor, Ben (Suzy) Hammond, Kelly (Bill) Shelton, Katie (Dan) Petrossi, Jenny (Chris) Swisher, and Adam Baylor. He often smiled in adoration at his eight great grandchildren. Funeral Information: Visitation will be held Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Milan United Methodist Church located at 306 S Main Street, Milan IN 47031. Funeral Services will be held at the church immediately following the visitation with Reverend Pamela Wooden officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery following the funeral service. Donations Information: In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Milan Legion Post 235, 385 E Indian Trail Milan IN 47031 or the Milan United Methodist Church.last_img read more