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
Bro. Dennis Swindle will officiate at the services.
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