Chalmers Dave Truesdale entered the joy of The Lord on June 5, 2021. He was the son of the late Aaron Truesdale and Annie Bell McCain Truesdale. He was preceded in death by one brother : Roy Elliot Truesdale of Lancaster, SC.
Chalmers accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Bright Light Baptist Church in Heath Springs, SC.
After relocating to Washington DC Metropolitan area, Chalmers was adamant about attending church wherever he lived. He fellowshipped and served The Lord namely with: Carolina Missionary Baptist Church (Washington, DC), Grace Memorial Baptist (Washington, DC), Ebenezer AME Episcopal (Fort Washington, MD), New Life Missionary (Troutman, NC), and Living Water Ministry (Troutman, NC) . Throughout the years he served as an Usher, Choir Member, Trustee, CFO, and Deacon. He was faithful and dependable until his failing health.
Chalmers was educated in the Elgin and Lancaster School Systems of South Carolina. Upon graduating from Barr Street High School in Lancaster, SC; he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served proudly for four years, three months and twenty-eight days. He received an Honorable Discharge and went on to further his education at the DC Teachers College; now known as The University of the District of Columbia.
Chalmers was employed by Western Union in Washington, DC for over thirty years in the field of Finance. He also fulfilled a personal goal of acquiring a Maryland Real Estate License . He was a member of the Pythagoras Lodge #9 and Prince Hall Masons of Washington , DC. During his life's journey, Chalmers received many awards and certificates for his diligent and dedicated work.
He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, working on his lawn, watching sports, and solving crossword puzzles. Chalmers was a man of few words, a heart of extraordinary forgiveness and an unmatched willingness to offer a helping hand to anyone in need, day or night.
Along with being a hard worker, Chalmers was known as the "handy-man". The word was he would “fix it or tear it up". He was stern with a sincere demeanor.
In September of 1966, Chalmers married his high school sweetheart, Linda M. Leach. To this union they had one son: Chalvin Dave Truesdale.
His accomplishments, memories and accolades will be cherished by his wife, Linda M . Truesdale of Mooresville, NC, his son, Chalvin D. Truesdale (Kristal) and two granddaughters: Kyndal and Chelsey Truesdale of Accokeek, MD; Sister-in-Law, Melvenia Leach Miles of Lancaster, SC; Brother-in- Law, Joshua Leach of Greensboro, NC, a host of nieces and nephews including great-great nieces and nephews, three godchildren, three special beloved adopted church sons and two daughters, former friends and neighbors of Clinton, MD and Mooresville, NC.
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