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1929 - 2016


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James Chessher


November 18, 1929 - July 8, 2016
James Chessher was born November 18, 1929 and departed this life July 8, 2016 at the age of 86. Jim was born in Seguin, TX where he was a drug store counter soda jerk and spent his adult and professional life in San Antonio. Jim was a patriot and veteran having proudly served in the US Navy during the Korean War and a long, rewarding career with the US Department of Defense overseeing multiple peace initiatives within the US Air Force.

Jim was proud of his country, its principles and its mission. After Navy duty while attending San Antonio College, Jim met the love of his life, his bride of 60 years Dorthy Ann Isom. Jim and Dot shared a magical love story that continues to this day. Together they built a wonderful family full of fun, love and fond memories.

In addition to Dorthy, Jim is survived by his beloved children - his son Todd Chessher and partner Carlos, his beautiful daughter Stacy Jean Fowler and husband Joe and his precious granddaughter Presley Ann.

Among many talents, Jim was an accomplished dancer, master landscaper, expert griller and ferocious margarita mixer. Jim and Dot were square dancers with Bexar Squares and more recently regulars at Friday night western dances at the Silver Center in Seguin. Jim and Dot made many wonderful, lifelong friends during their dance years and loved hosting parties in their beautiful back yard.

Jim was a Christian and with Dot was a long time member of Coker United Methodist Church. Jim was a big believer in education and was proud both his children achieved Masters Degrees in their respective fields. It goes without saying Jim was the ultimate Longhorn fan. If anyone bled orange, it was Jim. Hook'em Horns!

Services and reception will be at Coker UMC July 13, 2016 at 12PM. Contributions in Jim's name can be made to Coker UMC or to the Coker Cemetery Association.

Published in the San Antonio Express-News on July/12/2016.

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