George Chastain Jr., 87, of Mt. Vernon, passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Deaconess Hospital. George was born in Mt. Vernon on October 25, 1933 the son of George and Myrtle (Bradford) Chastain. He married Pattie (Rose) Chastain on June 29, 1957 and she preceded him in death in 2018.
George was a proud Navy Veteran and served on the USS Randolph from 1953-1956. After leaving the Navy he went to work for Whirlpool for 18 years before going to work at GE in Mt. Vernon. He worked for GE for 22 years before retiring in 1996. After retirement George served as a greeter for Boone Funeral Home and later Austin Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. He was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and served as a deacon for several years. He loved to work in his workshop working on woodworking projects and bowling on his church league team.
George is survived by his daughter Latricia Ann “Puddy” (Brian) McCutchan; grandsons, Noah and Rev. Khristian "Ed" McCutchan (Rita); brother, Norman Lee Chastain (Betty), sisters; Ruth Anne (Ronnie) Roach and Janice Sue Chastain, brother-in-law, Dick (Winona) Rose. He is preceded in death by his wife, parents, and brother, Charles Chastain.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at Bellefontaine Cemetery. Due to the national health crisis, mask are required and social distancing should be maintained. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Posey County Humane Society or P.C. Pound Puppies. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com
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