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David Raymond Chew, Sr.

January 19, 1957 ~ July 12, 2018 (age 61)

Mr. David Raymond Chew, Sr., 61, beloved husband of Mary Lou Pruitt Chew and a resident of Bloxom, VA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, morning July 12, 2018, with his family at his side.

Born January 19, 1957 in Fort Chaffee, AR, he was the son of the late Clifford R. Chew and Virginia M. Chew. Following high school, David served his country in the United States Marine Corps and later began working as a truck and equipment operator for the Virginia Department of Transportation. After 30 years with VDOT, he retired and was most recently employed with Pep-Up, Inc. as a fuel truck driver. Being present as a positive role model for his children, for all children, was very important to David. For many years, he devoted his time and efforts to participating in the PTA, was a Scout Leader for the Boy Scouts and volunteered as a T-ball and Little League coach. He was a member of the God’s Missionary Church in Salisbury, MD and was a longtime member of the Parksley Volunteer Fire Company. David’s love and commitment to his family and community was admirable, on many levels. His memory and legacy will live on in the many lives he touched throughout his life. 

In addition to his wife of 41 years, he is survived by his son, Henry C. Chew and wife Sarah of Bloxom; sister, Ruth Chew Lilliston and husband Robert of Parksley, VA; mother-in-law, Betty P. Taylor of Bloxom; daughter-in law, Becky Midgett Chew of Parksley; sister-in-law, Tammie Pruitt Noyes and husband Ray of Exmore, VA; brother-in-law, David K. Pruitt and wife Sherry of Temperanceville, VA; four grandchildren, Trae Merritt, Owen Chew, David Chew III, and Evan Chew; and several nieces and nephews.  Other than his parents, he was predeceased by his son, David Raymond Chew, Jr.; and father-in-law, Henry L. Pruitt.

Funeral services will be conducted from the chapel of the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 4:00 p.m., with Mr. George Fulk officiating.  Interment will follow in the Parksley Cemetery.  There will be a visitation at the funeral home on Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Flowers will be accepted, or memorial contributions may be made to the Parksley Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 14, Parksley, VA 23421. Thank 

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Arrangements by the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home. 

Donations may be made to:

Parksley Volunteer Fire Company
P.O. Box 14, Parksley VA 23421
Tel: 1-757-665-6977

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