C. H. Chastain was born Aug. 4, 1925, in Blair, to John W. and Hope (Burks) Chastain. He attended Warren School and enlisted in the United States Navy. He served during WWII and the Korean War and was honorably discharged in June of 1951. He married Reola Cates on Dec. 22, 1946 in Wichita, Kan. To this union five sons were born. Mr. Chastain worked for the Halliburton Company for over 40 years, starting in Healdton, and retiring as a frac engineer in the early 1980s in Woodward. He was a member of the Warren Church of Christ, the National Ostrich Association, the Warren Cemetery Board, and served as Fire Chief of the Warren Volunteer Fire Department for four years. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, woodworking, working his wheat farm and raising cattle.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Reola of 57 years; and a son, Carl Chastain.
He is survived by four sons, Dwan Chastain of Woodward, Rex Chastain and wife Tammie of Ferris, Texas, John Craig Chastain and wife Peggy of Evansville, Ind., and Mark Chastain of Norman; three brothers, Dale Cates and wife Chick of Beaver, Bob Cates and wife Jimmy of Northeast, N.M., and Gary Cates of Elmwood; one granddaughter, Jennifer Erin Harris and her husband Chris of College Station, Texas; and a host of friends.
The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Warren Cemetery Fund, PO Box 5, Blair, OK 73526.
Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com