R. C. Chastain

Aug 08, 2013

Rufus Clayton Chastain, better known as “R. C.,” 89, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 at the John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center in Asheville after a brief illness. He passed peacefully with his family by his bedside.

Rufus was born January 25, 1924 in the Caney Fork Community of Jackson County and was the son of the late Rufus and Dolly Deitz Chastain. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Neal Chastain and a grandson, Bryce Gragg.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lena Burnette Chastain of the home, a daughter, Alice Gragg and her husband, Larry, of Canton; a son, Johnny Chastain and his wife, Joyce, of Waynesville; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister Carrie Woody of Clyde.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, in the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Rev. Johnny Chastain, the Rev. Michael Chastain and the Rev. Dale Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3:30 p.m. prior to the service.

An online memorial register is available at www.wellsfuneralhome.com.

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