New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | August 14, 2020

Roger Gomez


Roger “Chi Chi” Gomez, 85, passed away unexpectedly due to an accident on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2019.

He was born in Mexico, immigrated to the United States, and became a U.S. Citizen. He was a long-time resident of Quinton, Virginia. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army where he also boxed on the U.S. Army team. He was a cancer survivor who loved to hunt, fish, golf, and play a good game of tick.

Roger is survived by his wife of over 40 years, Grace; daughter, Trudy Mock (Kevin); sons, Michael Welch (Dianne) and Kelly Chestnut (Monique); seven grandchildren, Prudence, Ryder, Sienna, Sage, Sofia, Sydney, and Chloe; nieces, nephews, and many others he lovingly considered family (Matt, Alex, and others).

The family gathered with friends to celebrate Roger’s life on Monday, Oct. 14 at Brookwoods Golf Club in Quinton.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution on Roger’s behalf to the American Cancer Society. Tributes may be posted at