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Chester "Chet" Macredie Jr.

December 28, 1940 - May 26, 2016

Chet Macredie passed away, peacefully to Spirit, Thursday, May 26, 2016. He was born December 28, 1940 in Boston, Massachusetts to Margaret O’Connell and Chester Macredie, Sr.

He was a native of Wellesley, Massachusetts, and a graduate of Babson University in Wellesley. He served in the U.S. Army and was a formidable supporter of his country and its flag.

Chet spent much of his life as a skydiver and competitive sharp shooter in both IDPA and SASS formats. He was an NRA Firearms instructor, whose log book holds names of over 5,000 students.

Chet came to the east coast from California as a Chief Instructor for his friend, Chuck Norris, who was expanding his Tang Soo Do style karate studios to Norfolk. His trademark was the mysterious spiritual smile that belied his underlying strength and ability.

He was a member of the Metaphysical Chapel of Life and its loving congregation.

His parents, Margaret and Chester L. Macredie, Sr. of Madison, Connecticut, preceded him in death.

Chet was deeply loved and the loneliness created by his passing will be felt by his wife of many years, Peggy; his daughters and sons-in-law, Dot and Lee King and Karen and Chip Barclay; his daughter, Robin Gander; his grandson, Joey Gander; his brother, John Macredie; and Donna and Chris Murphy and the Murphy daughters.

A celebration of his life will be planned for a later time.

“A man’s gotta have a code, a creed to live by…” (John Wayne)

Arrangements are being handled by Altmeyer Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel.

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