1938 - 2020|
Walter Cullen Chesser, 81, of South Point, Ohio entered into his heavenly home on Sunday, July 26, 2020 after an extended illness. He was surrounded by his wife, Milly and their children. Cullen was born on October 14, 1938 in Giles Tuscal, AL, the son of the late Joseph and Nannie Chesser. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Janice Chesser and a son, Lloyd Chesser. Cullen is survived by his wife whom he loved with all his heart, Milly (Kinder) Chesser of South Point; a daughter Julie Hagl (Greg) of Cincinnati, OH; and a son, Buddy Rudolph (Kim) of Zephyrhills FL; grandchildren, Joshua Chesser and Nathan Chesser both of Birmingham, AL; Victoria Stauffer, Kylie Hagl, Camryn Hagl and Xander Hagl all of Cincinnati, OH; Aysia Kelly of Lakeland, FL, Lauren Rudolph and Charles Rudolph both of Zephyrhills, FL. Cullen retired from AT&T as an Employee Mental Health Counsellor. He received his Bachelor’s degree at Samford University in Birmingham, AL followed by his Master’s Degree from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Cullen was ordained as a minister of the gospel on September 21, 1975. Throughout his lifetime, he pastored several churches in Louisiana, Florida, North Carolina and Ohio including: Immanuel Baptist in Slidell, LA; First Baptist of Oakland Park, FL; First Baptist in Casselberry, FL; New Covenant Baptist of Brooksville, FL; First Baptist in Andrews, NC; and Fairland Southern Baptist in Proctorville, OH, where he served approximately 11 years. Cullen loved preaching and ministering to the needs of his church families, and he leaves behind many special friends. He was an avid learner, and he loved to read and study the Bible and reference books. Throughout his lifetime Cullen amassed an enormous library. Cullen served his beloved country as a soldier with the Alabama Army National Guard. He was a member of the Dolomite (AL)Masonic Lodge 452 F&AM. Cullen loved sports, but his passion was University of Alabama Crimson Tide Football for whom he was a loyal armchair coach and quarterback. He was very competitive and pitched in a men’s fast-pitch industrial softball league for many years. He enjoyed a good golf game, and he was an avid Harley Davidson Motorcycle rider from a very young age. Cullen was truly a southern gentleman with a genuine love for people and a great zeal for life.
His work on Earth is done, and he is now with his Lord and Savior in his heavenly home. “Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter into the joy of thy Lord.” Matthew 25:23. A Memorial Service will be conducted by Dr. Donald Wilhite of Columbus, GA on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 11 am at the Fairland Southern Baptist Church located at 10178 County Road 107, Proctorville, OH 45669. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to the Fairland Southern Baptist Church Roof Fund at PO Box 39 Proctorville, OH 45669. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ehallfuneralhome.com