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Bob Chastain, 82, of Springfield, a loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away on Thursday, May 16 at Mercy Hospital.

He was born March 13, 1931 in Springfield, MO to Arch and Irene Gardner Chastain. He was married in 1955 to Norma Jeane Chastain. Following two tours of duty with the United States Navy, he became a teacher of industrial education and art, as well as a 27 year veteran of the Missouri Probation and Parole Office, retiring as Regional Administrator. He initiated many programs including the Pre-Trial Diversion Program to help keep young first offenders from being lost in the corrections system. He was a member of Central Assembly of God Church for much of his life, attending James River Assembly of God Church in his later years.

He was preceded in death by parents, Arch and Irene Chastain; sister, Margie Chastain; niece, Janice Kaye Smith.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 57 years, Norma Jean Chastain; sons, Charles Chastain and wife Mary of Tulsa, OK and Douglas Chastain and wife Kimberly of Springfield; grandchildren, Makenzie Chastain of Springfield and Hannah Chastain of Springfield.

Services will be at 12:30 P.M. Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Greenlawn Funeral Home East with visitation from 11:30 to 12:30 P.M. Wednesday before services.


Published in the News-Leader on May 21, 2013
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