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December 28, 2008

ELLIS VEST Ellis Junior Vest, 77, of 405 Brentwood Drive, died, Sunday, December 28, 2008 at his residence. He was born june 10, 1930 in Alleghany County, a son of the late Gorman and Gracie Vest Vest. Mr. Vest was the former owner/operator of Vest Lawn Care. For many years Mr. Vest was employed as a truck driver. In addition to his parents, Mr. Vest was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas Vest and one sister, Elsa Via. Surviving are a daughter, Aleata Gatewood of Norfolk ; two grandsons, Michael Scott Smith and Daniel L. Smith, both Chesapeake; four great grandchildren; one step son, Robert A. Monson of Chesapeake; an adopted son, Tim Vest, Jr. of long Beach, CA ; one adopted daughter, Teresa Lynn Vest of Sherman Oaks, CA; one brother, James Vest and his wife, Louise of Linden, VA; one sister , Dorothy Walker and her husband, Sterling of Clifton Forge and several nieces and nephews. In keeping with Mr. Vest's wishes, his body will be cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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