Harvey Chastain, 81, of London, died at 5:34 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2013, in the Hospice of Okeechobee in Florida after a very brief and unexpected illness.
Born April 25, 1931, in Copper Hill, Tennessee, he was a son of Harvey C. and Mattie M. (Dilbeck) Chastain.
Harvey loved to golf, fish, tinker with things, and do yard work. He spent his winters in Okeechobee, Florida and his summers in London.
An MP in the U.S. Army, he was stationed in Korea and Japan during the Korean conflict.
After being discharged from the Army he moved to Columbus where he met his surviving wife of 61 years, Connie (Smith) Chastain.
He was retired from General Motors
and worked many years as a Realtor for Saxton Real Estate.
Along with his wife, Connie, Harvey is survived by children, Doug (Joellen) Chastain of Lexington, Ohio, Dwayne Chastain of West Jefferson, Ohio, and Susan (Jerry) Malone of London; grandchildren, Todd, Jeremy, Monique, Eddie, Kyle, Adam, Jared, and Dalton; brothers, Tommy (Margaret) Chastain, William (Wilma) Chastain, and Doug (Kathy) Chastain; sisters, Bettye Johnson, and Patricia Chastain; nieces and nephews; and a brother-in-law, David Lemery.
Harvey was preceded in death by a son, Dennis; a grandson, Michael; his parents; a brother, Parks Chastain; sisters, Geraldine Grubbs, Hildred Darnell, and Charlotte Freeman; and a sister-in-law, Jeri Lemery.
A graveside service will be held at noon on Thursday, March 21, in Sunset Cemetery, Alton. Pastor Tom Prochaska will be officiating. Friends may call at the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main St., London, from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 20.
If they wish, friends may make memorial contributions to Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 SE Fourth Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974.
Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.