John Howard Chastain

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John Howard Chastain Sr. of Fairview, NC, passed away on Saturday, December 27, 2015 at the age of 66. John was born in West Palm Beach, FL on June 28, 1949, the eldest son and middle child, of the late Oscar Howard Chastain and Mary Bordeaux Chastain. He attended Thomasville High School and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Georgia. John was a prominent business man beginning his career at Davis Meter & Supply and later co-founding Mainline Supply Company. He retired in 2005 to enjoy time with his family. John is survived by his wife and best friend, Robin Jean Chastain; his daughters Tracy Cecilia Chastain (Kim) of San Jose, CA and Jessica Chastain Maguire (Mike) and her children, Charlotte, Jack, Wood and Mills of Atlanta, GA; his sons John Howard Chastain, Jr. (Stephanie) of Minneapolis, MN, Joshua Luke Brown and Zachary Thomas Brown of Fairview, NC; and sister and brothers Suzanne Chastain Ulmer, Stephen Chastain and Phillip W. Chastain all of Thomasville, GA. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Lyndell Chastain Mercer of Boston, GA. Simply put, John was a good man. Loyal, kind and generous, he was the most caring husband, father and grandfather and found joy in being with his family. John was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish, hunt and be in nature. He was a lover of good music, good food and a hot cup of coffee. His quiet nature and gentle soul will be missed by many. A service will be held on Wednesday, December 30 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel at Groce Funeral Home at 856 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC. The family will receive friends after the service.

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  1. Thoughts and prayers are with the family. Johnny was a cousin, and I also coached him in Little League baseball when he lived in Canal Point, Florida. He was a good first baseman and hitter.

  2. Prayers for the family. Johnny and I were friends when the family lived in Canal Point, Florida. Had lots of fun together so many years ago. Lyndell and I were classmates.

    • Lewell, John (Johnny) and I also played at Canal Point, from first grade until the family moved. I think that was between 5th and 6th grade. We wandered all over the place behind their home, and one of our best memories was being hosed off by his mother, Mary, because we got involved with a ‘muck fight’ out in the fields. She also hosed us off when we got into guava throwing fights as well. How she put up with us, I do not know!

  3. Dear Mrs. Chastain I was sorry to hear of your husbands passing. He was a very nice customer at Food Lion. He was always smiling and you two seemed so great together. You and your family are in my prayers.
    May God Bless you. Your friendly Deli Clerk Susie.

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