Chester DeSavigny

Chester Blair “Chet” DeSavigny, age 82, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend passed away unexpectedly on June 20, 2016. He lived in Bryan for 43 years and just recently moved to Willis TX.

Chet is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Flora Mae; children, Kathy & husband Roy Williams, Debbie & husband Lloyd Andrew, David & wife DyAnne; grandchildren, Robert Williams & wife Amanda, Diane Williams Sizemore & husband Casey, Brian Andrew & wife Tori, and Katie Andrew; great grandchildren, Evan, Luke, and Ryan Williams, Blair Sizemore, and Penn Andrew; siblings, Dick DeSavigny and Marjorie “Bunny” Mills.

He was preceded in death by his parents Sheila Elspeth Potter and Austin Blair DeSavigny.

Chet received a BS of Chemistry from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a MS of Chemistry from St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia PA. Chet worked as a chemist during his working career and in retirement gave his time to help children at risk. In keeping with his lifetime of giving, his final act was that he willed his body to the Texas A&M University Medical School.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to Voices for Children – CASA of Brazos Valley (Court Appointed Special Advocate) would extend his legacy of giving. Memorials can be made online at or by mailing to 115 North Main, Bryan, TX 77803.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 15757 Lakeway Dr. in Willis, TX.

For more information contact 

Callawy-Jones Funeral & Cremation Centers

3001 S College Avenue
Bryan, TX 77801
United States (US)
Phone: (979) 822-3717


  1. Uncle Chet was truly a special person. It was truly a pleasure just to have known him. He always seemed to put others before himself. He had such a magnetic personality and always sounded upbeat and optimistic about everything. Mine and Debbie’s hearts go out to the family. Even though death is the final part of life we all face it never is easy for those of us left behind. Please take comfort in knowing he is with the Lord now and hopefully we all will be too one day.

  2. I am sorry that circumstances made our lives take place in different continents
    I have happy memories of my cousin Chester as a boy and young man.
    I send you my deep sympathy in your loss

  3. Shocked to read of Chet’s death. Our deepest condolences to Flora Mae and family.
    It was Chet that brought us to College Station Texas so many years ago now.

  4. So sorry to hear of Chet’s passing, My condolences to Flora Mae and family. I had the pleasure of rooming with Chet at UNC and have many fond memories of him.

  5. Chet was my Casa worker and I have no clue were I would be with out his support or love. He would encourage me to read and learn as much as I can. We would go to museums and other cool things to further my knowledge. I’m 21 now and I’m truly sorry to hear that he has passed away. I don’t think there are a lot of truly good people like Chet left in this world

  6. It is with great sadness that I write this condolence. My husband Ralph and I introduced Chet to my beloved sister Flora Mae more than 60 years ago. Although we were the agents here on earth it was truly God who brought them together for it was a match made in Heaven!!
    Chet was a wonderful, caring person and will be truly missed: his memories will abound and will be held here on earth by many. The more you are blessed, the more it hurts when you lose that blessing!
    “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
    Psalm 73:26

  7. I knew Chet when we worked together from 1990 until 1999. In fact, he was instrumental in getting me hired while I was still a chemistry student in college. We moved away from Bryan several years ago and I just found out about his passing today. He was very thoughtful and generous. When my wife and I were married in 1992 he loaned me his pickup truck to haul my wife’s belonging to our home. He was one solid man who always gave great advice. I miss him and want to express my condolences to the family .

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