William H. (Bill) Chastain, age 83 of Waverly Way, Gainesville, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2009 peacefully at his residence following an extended illness.
Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with interment to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Reverend Sam Parsons and Reverend Bobby Brown will officiate. The family will receive friends on Monday, March 2, 2009 from 6 - 9 at the funeral home.
Mr. Chastain was the son of the late Elmer and Nina Chastain. He was born in Hart County but lived most of his life in Gainesville. Mr. Chastain retired after forty-three years at Wofford Leather Company, where he was a master saddle maker. His hand crafted saddles were used by many people including Roy Rogers who used them for his personal use as well as in his movies. He was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, father-in-law and grandfather.