Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
  • 97 years old
  • Born on May 28, 1890 .
  • Passed away on April 7, 1988 .

Chester Looper was born, the middle of five sons, to Anthony Center Looper and Sarah Ann Allred on May 28, 1890. His early years were spent on the family farm in the small community of West Fork, located about ten miles from Livingston, Tennessee.

Chester became interested in furthering his education and about 1908 began attending Pleasant Hill Academy. Pleasant Hill Academy was created to provide education to rural students on the Cumberland Plateau.

Chester received his diploma in 1910 at the age of twenty. 

Not long after graduating, he became romantically interested in his cousin, Stella Qualls. She was good looking, vivacious, fun-loving, and he immediately found in Stella someone he could share his dreams with. Stella and Chester made plans to be married at the Qualls home in Hanging Limb. At the time of their marriage on June 14, 1914, Chester was attending barber school in Nashville.

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Posted by Patricia Donohoe on 7th April 2018
Happy birthday, Grandaddy. I wish we could watch The Twelve O’clock Movie together to celebrate. One of my fondest memories. Love and miss you every day!
Posted by Patricia Donohoe on 29th May 2017
Happy 127th birthday, Granddad. I will never forget all the things you taught me and the example of hard work and integrity you left for generations to follow. I look forward to spending eternity with you.
Posted by Lynn Seesock on 28th May 2017
"My father, Chester Looper, was a man of honor and integrity, a loving husband and father. A man of high standards--generous, kind, and faithful. Chester Looper left the world a better place. Always receptive to new ideas, and to progress, he owned the first Funeral Home in Fentress County, and the first Super Market self-serve grocery store in Jamestown."
Posted by Patricia Donohoe on 6th January 2017
To my grandfather who left me with a desire to further my education, a love of and respect for nature and above all a deep and abiding love of family.

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