Obituary: Chester Wayne Holleman

Submitted by Cheney Witt Funeral Home

Chester Wayne “Chet” Holleman, age 53, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at Mercy Hospital, Fort Scott.

Chet was born in Brawley, Calif., March 1, 1964. Chester was the son of a distinguished Naval Vietnam Veteran, Wayne Holleman, whom along with Chet’s mother, Peggy, currently reside in Pinon Hills, Calif. Chester a Naval Veteran himself, enjoyed reminiscing about the places he lived with his parents, including Puerto Rico and Whidbey Island, Wash., as well as the places he visited while serving aboard the U.S.S. Spiegel Grove as a single man.

After completing his military services, Chester settled in Colorado Springs, Colo., where he met his wife-to-be, Barbara (Cockrell). They married on March 28, 1997, in Hot Springs, Ark., under a dogwood tree that the bride’s beloved late grandfather had planted years before. The couple, Fort Scott residents since 2006, loved the small town and as Chester had “never met a stranger,” his wife would be honored to welcome those who wish to pay their respects and join Barbara in honoring a true gentleman.

Barbara received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guest book at

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