Chester E. “Chet” Weaver

December 02, 1930 ‒ September 01, 2014

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE: Chester E. “Chet” Weaver, 83, of Bellville passed away Monday September 1, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family following an extended illness. Chester was born December 2, 1930 the son of Delos and Eva (Miller) Weaver, and was graduated from Bellville High School. For over 45 years, Chet owned and operated F&W Towing located in Bellville. He served as a former member of the Board of Directors of the Towing and Recovery Association of Ohio. Chet loved traveling, having visited 49 of the 50 states as well as most of Canada.  Compassionate he loved his dog Chance.  Every October, Chet enjoyed taking his family to the towing rodeo held in northern Cincinnati.  A great story teller, Chet loved reminiscing on old towing experiences and going to towing shows. He was a former member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Chet is survived by his wife Judy (Blum) Weaver of Bellville; son Terry Weaver of Mansfield and daughter Kathy (Jerry) Layton of Mansfield; step sons John (Beth) Watts of Mansfield and Steve (Tina) Watts of Bellville; son-in-law Dave Secrist of Bellville; grandchildren Ben Layton and his significant other Heather Thompson, Erica Layton and her significant other Jason Carpenter, Bridget and Mike Meier, Jeremy (Amy) Secrist, David Secrist; step grandchildren Dakota, Brittany, and Connor Watts; 14 great grandchildren; sister Betty Moyer; brother-in-law Wayne Fisher; special friend, Virgil Mullins and a large circle of close friends. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter Sharyle Secrist, great grandson Trevin Layton and sister, Evadine Fisher. The family will receive friends Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 am.  The Rev. Dr. Johnny Heckard will officiate and burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Jefferson Township-Bellville Rescue Squad or the organization of the donor’s choice may be made through the funeral home. Messages of sympathy may be expressed to the family by

  • I am so sorry to hear of Chet’s passing. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this time of loss.


  • Heavenly bound, no more pain or suffering. Our condolences and prayers go out to your family & friends, Chet will be missed by many. I hve known Chet since grade school . Wonderful friend. Loren Peters

  • Chet always went above & beyond for the valley’s residence, supporting the athletics, and more than once “saved my bacon” towing me from some “unusual” places.
    May great memories live on in your heart &, better times remembered bring a smile to your face as time helps you heal from the pain you now feel.

  • Chet was a great supporter and friend of the JTBFD. Chet was always there when needed and helped many people along the way. The valley is truly a better place because of Chet’s contributions. Chet will be greatly many. God bless.

  • So sorry for your loss, he is in a better place now. We greatly appreciated his friendship. We had many good times at the wrecker rodeos and he was always such a great helping hand to have around. He will be greatly missed by family, friends and the towing industry. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

  • I am so sorry to here about Chets passing. I lived in the corner house right on the corner of Hines Ave. I used to go over there and buy candy and pop out of there and he used to let me watch him work on cars and sometimes help him too! He was such a great man and also someone that I looked up to. My prayers go out to you and your family <3

  • We are sorry for your loss. Chet will be missed.
    God bless you and your family. Chet was a good neighbor and generous to all around him.
    Prayers for you.