John Chaffin, age 57, of Monett, Mo., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
John was born on Dec. 6, 1954 in Orange County, Calif., the son of the late Melvin and Clara (Bean) Chaffin. John was a finisher in the construction industry.
John is survived by a loving friend, Donna Lands, of the home; one son, John Chaffin and wife, Cheri, of Monett; one granddaughter, Kalee Chaffin, of Monett; one brother, Ben Murphy of Ontario, Calif.; and four sisters, Wanda Doty, of Westminister, Calif., Molly Nakaoki, of Lake Elsinore, Calif., Paula Lybrand of Keller, Texas and Bessie Vollan of Anza, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Jimmy Chaffin, Dave Chaffin and Charles Blackburn; and one sister, Mary Helen Mortenson.
Memorial services for Mr. Chaffin will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Monett with Rob Wiley officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to Christ United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home. Arrangements are under the personal care of Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett.