R.C. “Doc” Chastain, 91, of Colbert, Okla., passed away Wednesday morning July 18, 2012 at the Stonebrook Assisted Living Center in Denison.
He was born March 9, 1921 to Bert and Dovie Horton Chastain in McCurtain, Okla. He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. He married Jewell Gardner on December 8, 1945 in Antlers, Okla. They lived in Clayton, Okla., for many years where he was the Postmaster and General Store owner. He moved to the Calera and Colbert areas in 1982 after retirement where he was a longtime member of the Coleman Avenue Church of Christ in Colbert.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Craig Chastain.
Survivors are his wife Jewell Chastain of the home in Colbert; daughter Donna Briggs and husband Norman of Cartwright; grandsons Jeff Briggs and Scott Briggs and wife India; granddaughter Angie Briggs; seven great-grandchildren: Zachary, Kaitlyn, Kason, Taylor, Matthew, Caden and Derek.
A graveside service for R.C. “Doc” Chastain will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 20, 2012 at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Calera with Mr. Quinton Gage officiating. Pallbearers will be Norman Briggs, Jeff Briggs, Scott Briggs, Zachary Briggs, Matthew Briggs and Kason Krob. There will be no family night.
An online register may be signed at www.CunninghamFuneralHomesok.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Cunningham Funeral Home in Colbert, Okla.