Larry Leon Chester better known as “Truck” 67, passed away on December 15, 2017 at Dorchester General Hospital. Larry was born on November 9, 1950 in Cambridge, MD to the late Lemuel Newbay Chester Sr. and the late Virginia Ada (Harris) Chester. Larry graduated from Maces Lane High School—”Class of 1968”. In 1970, Larry was drafted in the U.S. Army. After completing his basic training he was sent to Vietnam. He completed his tour of duty there at the end of 1971. Larry returned home after serving his county in “1972”.
Larry attended Salisbury State part-time where he took up drafting. He was employed on various jobs in Cambridge, Western Publishing, Coldwater and Nabisco. In his younger years, Larry enjoyed playing sports and shooting pool with his friends. He loved listening to all types of music, especially Jazz. He also enjoyed shopping for clothes and shoes.
On November 25, 1998, Larry married the former Deborah A. McRae. They were together for 52 years and married for 19 years.
Larry is survived by his wife, Deborah A. Chester; three children, Shavone Stewart (Christopher) of Ridgely, MD, Nneka Clash of Cambridge, MD and Ayinde Clash of Laurel, MD; one brother, Ricky Chester (Terri) of Cambridge, MD; one uncle, Benjamin Wilson of Baltimore, MD; four grandchildren, Ty’isha Stewart, A’yonche Smith, Nyarah and Adreianna Richardson; one great grandson, Jax’s Conaway; four sisters in-law, Delores King of Salisbury, MD, Paula Newkirk of Mt. Rainer, MD, Joyce Chester of York, PA and Carolyn Sampson of Cambridge, MD; three brothers in-law, Kenneth McRae of Baltimore, MD, Gregory Sampson of Cambridge, MD and Howard King, Sr. of Fayetteville, NC; and longtime friend who is like a brother, Marufu Aulu (Barbara); very close friends, Ike Downs, Gregory Murry, Purnell Flamer, Issac Coleman, Algie Sampson and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In addition to his parents and grandparents, he was preceded in death by his son, Larry McRae, brother, Lemuel Chester, Jr. and two very close deceased friends, Robert Pinder and Larry Badger.