Celebrating the life of

Chester A. Hanberry, Sr.

August 08, 1929 - May 28, 2021

Chester A. Hanberry, Sr.

Chester Alexander Hanberry, 91, died peacefully Friday May 28th, 2021 at Hospice Savannah, surrounded by his loving family.

Chester, son of Chester and Lucia Hanberry, grew up in Savannah, Georgia, attending Savannah High School. He continued his education at the University of Georgia where he graduated from The School of Pharmacy.

He met Bobbie Ann Smith while completing his residency in North Augusta, South Carolina. They began their married life in Savannah, Georgia, and then moved to Statesboro, Georgia to open Medical Center Pharmacy and raise their family. Chester enjoyed woodworking, quail hunting, golf at Forest Heights Country Club, and all of his great neighbors on Wendwood Drive. He and Bobbie were one of the original founding families of Bulloch Academy in 1971. They enjoyed watching Alex and Bob compete in football, basketball, and golf. The Hanberry family were members of Pittman Park United Methodist Church.

Following the loss of Bobbie Ann in 1990 at the age of 59, Chester managed the pharmacy at Reidsville State Prison. He met Betty Ann Hightower and they married in 1995 and had 25 plus wonderful years of marriage, living in Vidalia, Georgia. Chester cherished Betty’s extended family and the time they spent at frequent family gatherings. The family wishes to acknowledge, with grateful hearts, the love and care shown during declining health through this journey.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Hanberry; his son, Robert Lane Hanberry, Sr. (Vanne); his grandsons, Robert Lane Hanberry, Jr. (Megan), Benjamin Seth Hanberry; and his great granddaughter Adeline Elizabeth Hanberry, whom he adored.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bobbie Ann Hanberry, his son Chester Alexander Hanberry, Jr., and an infant daughter.

Memorial contributions can be made to Bulloch Academy, 873 Westside Road, Statesboro, Georgia 30458.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, June 1st, at 10:00 a.m., with graveside service to follow at 10:30 a.m., at Eastside Cemetery, Northside Drive East, (U.S. 80), Statesboro, Georgia.



We are thinking about you all during this difficult time. You have some wonderful memories to cherish of a great man. God Bless. We love you!

- Melody and Walker Martin, Savannah, Georgia

Bob, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your precious memories be of great comfort to you now and always.

- Lisa and Eddie Dean, Savannah, GA

Bob and Vanne, love and condolences to you and all the Hanberry family.

- Kay Arnold, Savannah, Ga

We are So Sorry about Chester’s passing. He was an old friend. He and Bobbie were wonderful to us when we married. My deepest sympathy to his wife,Betty. He was a wonderful man. Chester and Lem invited Joe to join in partnership with them,but at same time we got the opportunity to buy our own pharmacy in Metter. Their kindness has never been forgotten. My love and prayers are with the family. Love,Donna Pittman

- Donna Pittman, Metter, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel