Ben Chisler Obituary, Death – Ben Chisler was born on February 28th, 1930 in Daybrook, West Virginia, to his parents Kelcy and Hattie. In 1949, he wed Myrtle Boyer, the girl he had loved since high school. Their relationship of 73 and a half years came to an end with Ben’s passing. From 1952 until 1954, Ben served as a helicopter technician for the Army during the Korean War. He would never abandon the United States. Service in the military for one’s entire life.
Ben worked in the oil and gas services industry for the entirety of his 34-year career with the Dowell Division of Dow Chemical Corporation. Ben began his career as an equipment operator and eventually worked his way up to the position of District Manager in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas. His employees received extensive training and development under his direction, and many of them went on to become industry leaders. In their 34 years of marriage, Ben and Myrtle moved 13 times, embracing the nomadic lifestyle each time.
After they had both retired, Ben and Myrtle spent their time together fishing and camping. His tomatoes from the garden and his crafts with wood were favorites in the family. Both Ben and Myrtle were active members of the Highland Park Baptist Church in Kilgore, where Ben was a member of the congregation. Ben was preceded in death by his grandparents, his older sister Jean Deering, and his younger brother Frank Chisler. He and his wife, Myrtle, were blessed with two sons.
Steven, who is married to Deborah, and Michael (daughter-in-law, Debbie). They were blessed with seven great-grandchildren in addition to their five grandchildren: Jeffrey, Bethany, Michelle Kopp, Jason, and Jon. Each new generation formed a close relationship with “Papa” and will forever remember his unwavering loyalty.