Chester C. Calcote
Funeral services for Chester C. Calcote, of Zachary, Louisiana, were held Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at 12:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with burial at Louisiana National Cemetery in Zachary, Louisiana. Rev. Brady Whitton, Rev. Willis Dear and Rev. Ricky Willis officiated the services. Charlet Funeral Home in Zachary, Louisiana, was in charge of arrangements.
Visitation was held Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, from 10:30 a.m. until time of service at the church.
Mr. Calcote, 81, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at Baton Rouge General Butterfly Wing. He was retired from Louisiana Department of Transportation. He was also a US Army Veteran. He was a graduate of Mississippi State University. He graduated in civil engineering and worked 34 years for the LA DOTD. He was a member of First United Methodist Church for 55 years serving in many different ministries as a servant of Christ. Chester was very active within the community such as Baton Rouge and Zachary food banks, Habitat for Humanity, Red Cross, Revive 225 and countless other community and faith-based organizations.
Chester was an avid sports fan, whether it was his Bull Dawgs or the Fighting Tigers. He was a very devoted grandfather following his grandchildren’s activities even if it meant traveling out the state.
He is preceded in death by his father, Cade Calcote; mother, Bernice Calcote; and three sisters, Flora Jean Byrd, Janice Smith Satterfield and Virginia Raye Calcote.
Survivors are his wife of 56 years, Cheryl E. Calcote; two daughters, Mignonne Ramagos and husband, Henry, and Leigh Reed and husband, Lee, all of Zachary; sister, Linda Faye Seymour and husband, Jerry of Ocean Springs; two brothers, Charles Calcote and wife, Cathy, and Michael Calcote and wife, Cheryl, all of Wesson; and five grandchildren, Cade Ramagos, Madelyn Rose, Caroline Ramagos, Jude Reed and Maria Reed.
Pallbearers were Kevin Byrd, Barry Calcote, Vince Giaccone, Karl Byrd, Glynn Estess Jr. and Donald North.
Honorary pallbearers were Brian Calcote, Cade Ramagos, Jude Reed, Chad Calcote and the crew of Zachary Food Pantry.
The family would like to thank Dr. Michael Castine and his staff at the Hematology Oncology Clinic in Zachary and the sixth floor Oncology Staff at the Baton Rouge General and Hospice of Baton Rouge.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to First United Methodist Church Renovation Fund, 930 N. Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70802 or Zachary United Methodist Church, 4502 Church Street, Zachary, LA 70791.
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