Kenneth “Kenny” Eugene Chidester

Kenneth “Kenny” Eugene Chidester, age 53, a resident of Buckhannon, passed away Saturday, November 20, 2021 at his residence. Kenny was born February 20, 1968 in Alliance, OH, a son of the late Gene Chidester and Juanita S. (Booth) Sandridge, step-father, Pete Sandridge who survives at Buckhannon.

Also surviving are son, Christopher Don Chidester, of Buckhannon; grandchildren, Emma and Sadie Chidester; half-sisters, Faye Bell, of Bruceton Mills, and Pam Anderson, of OH; step-sisters, Marsha Vinning and husband, Lucas, of Louisiana, and Tesla Trader and husband, Larry, of Philippi; step-brother, Michael Sandridge, of Colorado; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Kenny was preceded in death by grandparents, Shelby and Gertrude Booth, and Sanford and Mae Chidester.

Kenny worked for DW Builders as a carpenter, and he served in the US Navy. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his side by side, and socializing with his friends, especially Dirt Dog and Bill.

Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home and Crematory located at 220 N. Walnut St. Philippi on Monday, November 22, from 4-8 p.m. and on Tuesday, November 23, from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. with Pastor Bryan Headley officiating. Interment will follow in the Bethel Cemetery.

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