Chester Leon Salter Sr.

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 14, 2008

Chester Leon Salter Sr., age 86, of Stallings, N.C. and formerly of Greenville, died Monday, December 17, 2007. The funeral was held Thursday, December 20, 2007 at 2 p.m. at Central Baptist Church with the Rev. William Leverette officiating. Visitation was Wednesday, December 19, 2007 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Harrison Funeral Home in Greenville.

Mr. Salter was born in Butler County in the Friendship Community on May 11, 1921 and resided in Butler County until recently. He was preceded in death by his wife Minnie Lee Hickman Salter. He is survived by his son, Leon Salter and wife, Colleen C. Salter of Charlotte, N.C., and his granddaughter, Leah Elizabeth Salter of San Francisco, CA.

Other surviving relatives are his sisters, Margaret Laubenstein of Manassas, Virginia, Virginia Lasswell of Littleton, Colorado and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Mr. Salter joined the Civilian Conversation Corps in 1938 and enlisted in the U.S.

Army at the beginning of WW II where he served in the European Theatre. At the conclusion of the war, he returned to Greenville and began his career as a farmer. He also held numerous additional jobs, retiring from Casey Propane Gas Company. Mr. Salter was a longtime member and deacon of Central Baptist Church.