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Chester Gifford

May 9, 2019

Chester Earl Thomas “Chet” Gifford, 55, of Buckingham, passed away Friday (May 3, 2019) at his home.

He was born Sept. 23, 1963, in Kankakee, the son of Phillip Sr. and Sheila Deno Gifford.

Chet worked for a waste management company.

He enjoyed model trains and was a member of the Teamsters Local 731.

Surviving are one son, Thomas Gifford, of Buckingham; one daughter, Sheila Gifford, of Buckingham; his parents, Phillip Sr. and Sheila Gifford, of Largo, Fla.; six brothers, Phillip Jr. and Nancy Gifford, of Chebanse, Robert Gifford, of Stelle, Roy Gifford, of Land O’ Lakes, Fla., Joe and Pat Gifford, of Minnesota, Sam and Megan Gifford, of Tampa, Fla., and Dade and Kristen Gifford, of Largo, Fla.

Preceding him in death were his grandparents; and one sister, Davida Watson.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais. A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bradley.

Cremation rites will be accorded following the funeral Mass. Inurnment will be at a later date in St. James Cemetery in Irwin.

Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family.

Please sign his online guestbook at clancygernon.com.

(Pd)