Roy Chesson

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Roy Otis Chesson, 84, of Elizabeth City, NC died Monday, June 28, 2010 at Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. Mr. Chesson was son of the late Roy Erastus Chesson and Alice Brockwell Chesson, and was the husband of Ellen Willis “Poppy” Chesson for over 60 years. After serving in the US Navy as a torpedo bomber pilot, Mr. Chesson took over Chesson Manufacturing Company, which was started by his father. Later he owned The Tasty Treat. During this time, he was very active in the Elizabeth City Jaycees where he was a past president. He retired from Bostitch Corporation. In retirement, he was active with the Elizabeth City Historical Society and the First Baptist Barnabas Men’s Group.

Along with his wife, Mr. Chesson is survived two daughters, Alice Roberta “Robin” Chesson of the home, Ellen Chesson Edens and husband, Mark, of Dalzell, SC; a son, Roy Willis Chesson and wife, Erika, of Zuni, VA; four grandchildren, Roy David Chesson and wife, Tiffany, Anna Chesson Edens Hurst, and husband, Garrett, Elizabeth Ellen Edens, and Mark Spears Edens, Jr.; and one great grandchild, Jaelynn Chesson.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with Rev. Mason Smith officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home immediately following the service and other times at the home. Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Drawer 402, Elizabeth City, NC 27907-0402 or The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, c/o Laurino Proctor, P.O. Box 37012 MRC 321, Washington D.C. 20013-7012. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Chesson family. You may express condolences to the family by visiting