Originally Published: February 4, 2018 6:02 a.m.
On Sept. 2, 1950, Bill Douglas Chesbro was born to Wilbert J. and Elizabeth (Lorenz) Chesbro in Los Angeles, California.
Most of his childhood was spent in the Philippines, where his parents were Baptist Missionaries. Bill returned to the United States as a teenager and graduated from Scottsdale High School. He joined the Marine Corps and served his country honorably.
Bill attended University of California Santa Clara and then moved to Prescott where he had a successful career in the title industry with First American Title and most recently with Yavapai Title Agency.
Bill was a voracious reader who always had a book by his side and was so well read he was a formidable foe when playing Trivial Pursuit. Bill loved to cook and entertained family and friends with his epic meals, barbecues and cantina parties. He was always trying new recipes and cooked global food every chance he had.
He traveled extensively and enjoyed his Harley Davidson until an accident in which he lost his right calf.
Bill leaves behind many friends who will miss him, his parents, Wilber and Elizabeth (Bill and Betty); sister, Debra Bennetts (Bill); brother, John (Jodi) Chesbro; and devoted friends, Jan Gallagher and Mary Anne Tansey.
A military service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at Prescott National Cemetery off East Gurley, Prescott. A Celebration of Life will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at Yavapai Title Agency, 1235 E. Gurley St., Prescott. Please wear tropical, Hawaiian or bright colors.
Arrangements entrusted to Hampton Funeral Home.
Information provided by survivors.