Chester A. Spires, son of Chester M. and Elsie E. Spires, peacefully passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017, at his home in Linden. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the Snowflake Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ninth South Second West.
He was born on Oct. 1, 1943, in Kyger, Ohio.
He is survived by five brothers, Rodney Spires, John Spires, Robert Spires, Joseph Spires and Roger Spires, as well as his two sisters, Lucy Seymore and Mary Noel.
Married to Diana L. Spires, he has four sons, Phillip B. Spires, Chester A. Spires II (Chet), Steve L. Spires and Charlie Spires; one daughter, LaRene K. Bishop; three grandchildren, Audrey, Ashley and Stephanie; and three great-grandchildren.
Chester moved with his family from Kyger in 1955 to Arizona, living in the Mesa area until 1972. He then moved to Show Low, where he met and married Diana L. Spires in 1973, and made Show Low his permanent home for the following 44 years.
His profession as a bricklayer and stonemason made him many friends in the area. He leaves behind beautiful works of art in his trade for many.
Owens Livingston Mortuary of Show Low was in charge of the arrangements.