GASTONIA - Jeff Howard Chaffey went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 3, 2013.
Born in Canton, Ohio, Dec. 10, 1962, to Joe and Jeanne Chaffey, Jeff was a great husband and father and an awesome man of God. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Russian History from Akron University, Akron, Ohio.
Jeff worked at Spartan Express Trucking Company as a Dispatcher, Farm Bureau Insurance, and Allstate Insurance for several years. He also worked at Bojangles as Assistant Manager until November of 2012.
He was actively involved at his home church, New Covenant, for several years, was on the praise team, and involved in several areas. He also loved missions work and went on several trips.
Jeff was preceded in death by his father, Joe and brother Joseph Chaffey.
Jeff is survived by his wife, Deneise, his daughter Sara and Kenny Parker, and his son Jeremy. His other family members, his mother Jeanne Saunders Vosper and his sister Joyce Chaffey live in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Receiving of friends will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Carothers Funeral Home, 312 West 2nd Avenue, Gastonia.
The funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Friday at New Covenant Church, 631 Efird St, Gastonia NC 28054, where Jeff and his family are mem-bers. Dr. John Pelonero, pastor and Bishop Don Horton will be officiating.
Burial will follow the service at Gaston Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to New Covenant Church, 631 Efird St, Gastonia NC 28054 or the American Cancer Foundation.
Condolences may be made online at www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com.
Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia is serving the Chaffey family.