Mr. Chester C. "Chet" Wasser, Jr., 85, of Ridgeland passed away July 27, 2014.

A memorial service was held July 30 at Natchez Trace Funeral Home. There will be a graveside service in Greenwood at a later date. Chet graduated high school from Jefferson Military Academy in Washington, MS and from Mississippi State University where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. Following graduation, Chet received his commission in the U.S. Marine Corps from Quantico, VA. During his tenure in the Marines, he served as a Logistics Officer. After the Korean War, Chet returned to Mississippi State University where he earned a master's degree in Entomology. He was an Entomologist Specialist for Redd Pest Control where he served as Vice President. Chet was preceded in death by his parents, Anne Turner Wasser and Chester C. Wasser of Greenwood. He is survived by his sons, Chester C. Wasser, III (Tanya) and William "Bill" Wasser (Teresa) and grandson, Joel Buckley Wasser.

Memorials may be sent to The Wounded Warrior Project; P. O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675.