Columbus, OH --- Jimmie A. Chestnut, 72, of Allegan, Mich., died Jan. 21, 2014, at the Allegan General Hospital.
Mr. Chestnut was born August 24, 1941, in Watervliet, the son of the late Jimmie and Virginia (Smith) Chestnut. He graduated from the Allegan High School in 1959.
He farmed in the Allegan area most of his life. He loved the Allegan County Fair, racing horses, and tractor pulls with the “Wild Thing.” He was a former member of the USTA.
Mr. Chestnut is survived by his wife, Ann; children, Janel Mankin and Jarrod; grandchildren, Reed, Jack, Lucille, Hanna, Jaxson and Jasper; brothers, Harry (Jan) and Charles (Jane); and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
There will be no public services at this time. A celebration of his life will be held in the spring.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jimmie Chestnut Memorial Fund, c/o Allegan County Fair, 150 Allegan County Fair Dr., Allegan, MI 49010, or the Wings of Hope Hospice, 530 Linn St., Allegan, MI 49010.
Arrangements by the Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel.