Funeral   services   for   Mr. Oscar Thurrel Chaffin,  80, of
Searcy,  Arkansas,   will   be   held   at   1  P.M. on Wednesday,
December  16, 2009, at Anderson – Upper Cumberland
Funeral Home  in  Gainesboro, TN. Burial  will  follow  in  the
Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Cookeville, TN.

The family will  receive  friends  on  Tuesday  from  3  P.M. – 9
P.M., and Wednesday from 10 A.M. until time of services.

He  passed  away  on  Friday,  December 11, 2009, at White
County Medical Center in Searcy, AK.
   
He was born January 8, 1929, in  Cookeville, TN  to  the  late
Okla K. and Etta Avo Chaffin.  He  was a retired skilled trades
leader at GM, and a member of the Church of Christ. He served
in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded  in death  by  his
1st Wife: Dottie L. Chaffin; his  2nd Wife: Lois Smith Chaffin; 3
Brothers:
 Cecil, Theo and Kenneth Chaffin;  2  Sisters:  Elsie
Durham and Elizabeth Thompson; and
1 Step-son: Dan Smith.

Survivors   include   
3   Sons:   Clifford  (Debbie)  Chaffin  of
Cookeville, TN;  Mark (Ann) Chaffin of Shelby Township, MI and
Barry (Mary) Chaffin of Searcy, AK;  
7 Grandchildren: Gordon
Chaffin, Neil Chaffin, Rebecca Chaffin, Zachary Chaffin, Rachel
Chaffin,   Emily Chaffin,   and   James Chaffin;   
2    Step-Sons:
Michael H. (Dot) Smith  and  Tim Smith, all  of  Cookeville, TN;
2
Step-Daughters:  
Anita  (Ben)  Underwood    of    Bloomington
Springs, TN,    and    Tammy Mayberry    of    Lebanon,   TN;   
3
Brothers:
Marion (Wanda) Chaffin, Arlon (Bobbie) Chaffin, and
Lewis (Carolyn) Chaffin, all of Cookeville, TN;
1  Sister: Mildred
(Trellis) Ferrell of GA;
14 Step Grandchildren;   and  16 Step
Great-Grandchildren
.

Bro. Dennis Swindle will officiate at the services.
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