Chester Earl Neff, 89, of Slocum Station, passed away on January 24, 2012 at the SOMC Hospice Center. Born December 25, 1922 in Nelsonville, he was a son of the late James and Dora Stiffler Neff and was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Mary Margaret Yeley Neff, a daughter, Karen (Bob) Hayburn of Minford, a granddaughter, Beth (Chris) McMichael of Flowery Branch, GA; four great grandchildren, Anabelle and Chloe Etterling and Allan and Anna McMichael; and a brother, Gerald Neff of Dayton. Chet was well-known as being a man of great integrity, who was loved and respected by all who knew him. He attended South Webster schools as a child and later entered the Army in May of 1942, where he served in the Pacific theatre during WWII and was awarded the Good Conduct medal. For many years, he owned and operated Neff Tire Sales in Slocum Station and upon retirement, he and his wife, Mary, volunteered in numerous civic and community organizations that included Porter Grange, the United Scioto Senior Activities where he served on the Board of Directors since 1985, the Minford Over 55 Club where he was a Director since 1985, and served on the advisory board for the Area Agency on Aging, District 7. Because of his work on behalf of seniors, he received the Woodmen of the World Award for community service in 1989, and he and his wife were given the Senior Citizen of the Year award in 1988. A proud veteran, Chet joined the Sciotoville V.F.W. post in 1972, where he served as Post Commander for two years and was named to the All State Commander’s Team in 1987. He attended Adams Community Church for several decades. A service will be held 11:00 a.m. on Friday at Edgewood Abbey Mausoleum with Bernard Tilley officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Burial Park following military honors by the James Dickey Post of the American Legion. The family will receive friends at the BRANT FUNERAL HOME IN SCIOTOVILLE from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Adams Community Church or SOMC Hospice. To offer condolences visit www.brantfuneralservice.com.