CHESTER “HODGE’ WAYNE SECREST 75, of Jasonville, Indiana passed away at 10:14 a.m. December 14, 2018 in his home surrounded by his family.

He was born April 15, 1943 in Sullivan County to Herbert and Louise (Cox) Secrest.

Survivors include his wife, Judith Anne (Mattox) Secrest of Jasonville, whom he married on June 1, 1964; daughters, Theresa (Duane) Keller of Jasonville, Debbie Copenhaver of Jasonville, Terri (Gary) Tannehill of Linton, Karen (Brian) Pilant of Jasonville; grandchildren, April (Rick) Fortin, Tiffany (Brandon) Sciotto, Dwayne Keller, Tasha (Caleb) Pope, Trayton, Brianna and Tryston Tannehill, Kelsey and Bryant Pilant; great-grandchildren, Kaleb Shonk, Jordyn Trackwell, Keeley, Kenzley, and Kayley Sciotto, Bryler Keller, Casin Collin and Cannon Pope; three sisters; four brothers; mother-in-law, Edith Bohnert; four sisters-in-law, three brothers-in-law; many nieces and nephews; special family friends, Doug and Nancy Daugherty.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Commodore Secrest; sister-in-law, Nona Richmond.

Chester Worked at Dodd Saw Mill for over 40 years before he retired in 2008.  Chester enjoyed working in his garden and garage, mowing his yard, spending time with his family and friends, going to basketball games, and spending time out in the yard with his dog, Duke.

Arrangements are entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home; 218 South Meridian Street; Jasonville, Indiana. Visitation is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday until service time at the Funeral Home. Funeral Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday December 19, 2018 at the Cox Funeral Home with Pastor Phillip Bilyeu officiating.

Interment will be at Lebanon Cemetery in Midland, IN.



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