Born September 19, 1937, in Minnie, he was the son of Cynthia Mosley Chaffins Pitts of McDowell, and the late Mitchell Chaffins. He was retired from General Motors.
Survivors include two sons: Darrell Chaffins of Ohio, and Duane Chaffins of Virginia; five brothers: Frank (Dee) Chaffins of Minnie, Thurman Chaffins of Willard, Ohio, Merle Chaffins of New London, Ohio, and Roger Chaffins and Jimmy Chaffins, both of Plymouth, Ohio; two sisters: Loretta Tackett of Minnie, and Aretta Stumbo of Prestonsburg; and one grandchild.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a twin brother and sister, James Ray Chaffins and Marcedia Chaffins.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 26, at 11 a.m., at the Old Beaver Old Regular Baptist Church at Minnie, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating.
Burial will be in the Tackett Cemetery, at Minnie, under the direction of Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, in Martin.
Visitaiton is at the church, where nightly services were held at 6:30 p.m.