Chester Field Stakes, Jr., 81, of Bridge City, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas,  in Port Arthur.

Born in Port Arthur on May 23, 1932, Chester was the son of Chester F. Stakes, Sr. and Irene (Stutes) Stakes. Chester served in the National Guard and worked at DuPont in maintenance for 18 years. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Bridge City.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Chester Echo Stakes; and daughter, Rosetta (Tiny) Head.

Chester is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mrya Stakes of Bridge City; daughters, Linda Brown of Kokomo, Indiana, Anna (Sissy) Woodham of Indiana, Patricia Collier of Bridge City, Donna Fells of Orange and Winnie Whitton of Jasper; son, Loyd Stakes of Bridge City; 19 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.

The family will have a memorial gathering from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at 256 Edgerly Drive, in Bridge City.

Cremation will be held under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.