Edison T. Chaffin Sr., 95, of Fox’s Assisted Living, Chester, WV, since February of 2009, formerly of Hookstown since 1954, died Monday afternoon, April 8, 2013, in the East Liverpool City Hospital.

Born February 5, 1918, in Christmas, KY, he was the last surviving child born to the late Fred and Alma (Burchett) Chaffin. Mr. Chaffin was a member of the Hookstown Free Methodist Church, and was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army and receiving many awards for his service. A member of the Hookstown American Legion, he retired in 1975 from U.S. Steel. He had played guitar and sang since he was a teenager in Kentucky and enjoyed entertaining family and friends at Fox’s Assisted Living in Chester, WV.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years in 2009, Betty Lou (Pigg) Chaffin, the couple married in 1942; a son, Edison T. Chaffin, Jr., in April 2006, and 11 brothers and sisters.

Surviving are his children and their spouses, Agnes and Neal Tenney, New Manchester, WV; Alma Dawson, Calcutta, OH; Kathy and Rich Markle of Chester, WV, and Tim and Lori Chaffin, East Liverpool, OH, and eleven grandchildren, Pat Tenney and Rick Tenney of East Liverpool, OH; Vikki Cianni and Terry Allen Dawson, both in PA; Dennis Dawson of OH; Edison T. Chaffin III of New Manchester, WV; Eric T. Chaffin of West Chester, NY; Rich Markle of Chester, WV; Timothy Chaffin II of Calcutta, OH and Whitney Chaffin of Delray Beach, FL. Also surviving are 13 great-grandchildren.

Family and friends are welcome to call at MCCONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 447 Pine St., Hookstown, PA 15050, Daniel M. McConnell, Owner-Director, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., where services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. with Jim McMasters officiating. He will be laid to rest beside his late wife in Mill Creek Hill Cemetery, Georgetown.

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