John Chafin


CONTINENTAL -- John Henry Chafin, 54, passed away January 15, 2013, at his home in Continental, Ohio, after being treated for influenza.

John was born Oct. 1, 1958, in Cleveland, Ohio, the youngest of three sons born to the late Larry Joe Chafin and Maudine Fields Chafin of N. Matewan. In addition to his father, John was also preceded in death by his oldest brother, James Randy Chafin.

Surviving John are his loving mother, Maudine Chafin; wife, Janice J. McComis Chafin; daughter, Jessie Phillips; stepdaughter, Vicki Bailey; brother, Larry Gene (Donna) Chafin; two grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren; and many family members that he loved dearly, especially his cousin, Joey Fields.

John had many friends in Ohio where he lived and worked his whole life. He will be sadly missed. His family wants to take this time to thank all everyone in Ohio for the friendship and love that you showed to John. He retired after working more than 30 years for General Motors.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon, Jan. 21, 2013, at noon with Melissa Webb officiating. Burial will follow in the Chafin Family Cemetery at Ragland, W.Va. Visitation will be at the funeral home chapel Monday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral.

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