Funeral services for Mr. Donald Wayne “Don” Chaffin,
72, of Cookeville, Tennessee, will be held at 1 P.M. on Friday,
January 21, 2011, at the Zion Church of Christ. Burial will follow
in the Zion Cemetery in the Zion community of Jackson County,
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday
from 3 P.M. until 9 P.M., and on Friday at the Zion Church of
Christ from 10 A.M. until time of services.
He passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, at his
He was born July 17, 1938, in Jackson County, TN, to the
late Lewis E. Chaffin and Lyda Anderson Chaffin. On
August 6, 1960 he was married to Judy F. Chaffin, who
survives. He was a retired plant superintendent for the U.S.
Army Corp. of Engineers. He was the former minister of the Zion
and Bagdad Churches of Christ, and former youth minister of
the Carthage Church of Christ. He conducted numerous Gospel
Meetings in the surrounding counties, and was the co-director
of the Jackson/Smith County Youth Camp.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1
Brother: Davis A. Chaffin; and 1 Sister: Joy Dennis.
Survivors include his Wife: Judy F. Chaffin of Cookeville,
TN; 1 Son: Jimmy (Charlotte) Chaffin of Franklin, TN; 1
Daughter: Donna (Tracy) Yother of Cookeville, TN; and 5
Grandchildren: Janna Yother, Amelia, Hank, Hudson, and
Lexi. Several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends also
survive. Special thanks to his Caris Hospice Caregivers.
Bro. Johnny Fox, Bro. Jack Honeycutt, and Bro. Edward
Anderson will officiate at the services.
Memorial donations may be made to the Jackson/Smith
County Youth Camp by contacting the funeral home.
Pallbearers: Bill Smith, Arthur Allen, Mike Smith, Guy
Holliman, Jimmy Rector, R.W. Vincent
Honorary Pallbearers: Elders and Deacons of the Zion
Church of Christ
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