Major (ret.) Harold “Hal” William Chafin, 81, longtime resident of Huntsville, Al died on 12/20/18. He was preceded in death by his father Wyatt Brown Chafin, mother Gladys Smith Manders, and brothers Billy Wayne Chafin, Sr. & Jerry Chafin, sister Vivian Chafin Wilson. He is survived by his wife of 59 years Shelma Marlene Cook Chafin, and children Andrea “Andee” (David) Chafin Gay, Todd Brian Chafin, Brett (Valerie) Christian Chafin; grandchildren Kelsey Gay & Dalton Gay; Alyson & Madilyn Chafin; Kyrsten (Cody) Johnson, Caty Mooneyham (Colby) ; great-grandchildren Kayleigh & Jackson Johnson, as well as sisters Sarah Hale, Doris (Bobby) Coker, Jeannette (Boyd) Martin, & Brenda Ashley. His funeral service will be held Sunday, December 23, 2018 at 3 pm at the First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville. Visitation will be Saturday December 22 from 2-4 at Wages & Sons Funeral Home. He will be buried at the National Cemetery in Canton, GA. There will further be a memorial in Huntsville, AL time & place TBD. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Gary Sinise Foundation for American Veterans and their families. Gary Sinise Foundation · PO Box 368 · Woodland Hills, CA 91365 https://www.garysinisefoundation.org/ "The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional as to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation."

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  1. I’m very sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. Please take comfort in Christ heartwarming promise made to us, John 5:28,29..soon we will see our loved ones

  2. Dear Andee and family: May God bless you with peace. May your soul find rest in knowing you dad is with Jesus. May you feel the love of God and your friends and family. May you rejoice later in the knowledge that he is whole now and will never be ill again. The saints and angels sing praises to the Savior who redeemed him and will someday also redeem you so that you may be with him.

  3. So very sorry for your loss sending prayers & love he was such an Amazing man & a huge part of my school life God Speed Major ❤️

  4. I’m so saddened to hear of this. Major Chafin was a highly influential teacher and friend. Brett to you and your family I can’t imagine the loss of such a special soul. Sending love and prayers.

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