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1949 L. d. 2018

L. D. "Smiley" Chaffin

January 13, 1949 — June 11, 2018

L. D. “Smiley” Chaffin, 69 of Canadian died on June 11, 2018 in Canadian.

Funeral services will be Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors Canadian Chapel, with David Young, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian, Texas.

Smiley Chaffin was born January 13, 1949 in Canadian to Harold & Wanda Chaffin. He attended schools in Canadian and attended Abundant Life Assembly of God Church as a young man. Smiley served with the United States Army stationed in Hawaii for three years. Following the service, he returned to Canadian where he worked in the oilfield as a driller operator and in his later years he was a truckdriver. By nature, Smiley was known to be humble, kind and a generous man. He was especially generous with his momma and sisters, when they were younger. Smiley collected knives, loved to fish at the Macias pond and taught many in his family to drive. He loved his kids, grandkids and family; he never needed birthday reminders. Smiley was always smiling and a man of few words.

Smiley is survived by 1 son, Donnie Chaffin and wife Leighanne of Mustang, Ok; 2 daughters, Tracy Chaffin of Eastland, and Tina Jones of Oklahoma City, OK; 5 grandchildren, Graycee Chaffin, Brandon Chaffin, Joshua Chaffin, Jason Jones and Melissa VanWinkle and husband Kelly; 2 great grandchildren, Jeremiah VanWinkle and Joel VanWinkle; 1 Brother, Jimmy Chaffin and wife Polly; 3 Sisters, Carol Gutierrez and husband Joe, Charlene Segovia and Donna Carter and husband Todd; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made in memory of Smiley Chaffin to Canadian-Hemphill County Hospice, 1020 S. 4th St., Canadian, TX 79014.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Starts at 2:00pm (Central time)

Carmichael-Whatley Canadian Chapel

203 S 3rd St, Canadian, TX 79014

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