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Adams Funeral Home of Ozark
Sunday January 31st, 2021
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Adams Funeral Home of Ozark
Monday February 1st, 2021
1:00pm

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Chester "Chet" Glenn McHaffie

Chester "Chet" Glenn McHaffie, age 97 of Bruner, passed away January 27, 2021. He was born June 6, 1923 in Bruner, the son of James Douglas and Florence (Luttrull) McHaffie. Chester passed peacefully on the family Century Farm in the same house he was born in. He married Georgia Rosalie "Rosie" (Grimes) on June 25, 1943 and together they raised four children. Chester served in the U.S. Army during World War II and achieved the rank of Corporal T-5 and received numerous medals while he served. Chester worked at Campbell Ford in Ozark for more than 30 years as a mechanic. He was also a farmer on his family farm, raising cattle, goats and chickens, and had a passionate hobby of building and competing stock cars and was the owner of #72. Chester was a member of the Sparta Church of Christ where he was baptized April 2010. Chester was preceded in death by his wife Rosie, his parents, brother Charles McHaffie and sister Florence Brown,an infant son, Terry Lynn McHaffie; an infant granddaughter, Amy McKinney; an infant great-grandson, Joseph Norris; and two brothers-in-law Jim and Manford Grimes. He is survived by his children, James "J.D." McHaffie, Darrell McHaffie and wife Leta, Jeanne Elgie and husband Bob, Tom McHaffie and wife Mary Jane; his 11 grandchildren,36 great grandchildren, and 26 great-great grandchildren, a brother in law Jess Grimes and wife Peggy; sister-in-law Ilee Grimes, a host of nieces and nephews and many, many friends. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, February 1, 2021 at Adams Funeral Home in Ozark with Ted Spencer officiating. Burial will follow at McHaffie Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 P.M. on Sunday, January 31, 2021 also at the funeral home.

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Funeral Home Owner Feb 9 2021 12:00 AM

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Kristy Maggard(Mchaffie) Feb 2 2021 12:00 AM

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Kristy Maggard(Mchaffie) Feb 2 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry for the family's loss. Susie Wilson (ex of Roger Swearengin)

Susie Wilson Feb 1 2021 12:00 AM

In 1967 after picking up Darrell at Chet and Rosie's we were on our way back to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, when we had car problems. Darrell called Chet and he arranged to have the car towed to Ozark. After spending the night at Chet and Rosie's, the next day Darrell and I, with supervision from Chet, made the repairs to the car. As I look back on it these days I can't help but marvel at how cheap all those parts were, I suspect without saying a word Chet helped out a couple broke soldiers to get back to post. Chet and Rosie took us into their home and treated us like family. I will always have those great memories of two of the finest people I have ever met. Steve Murphy

Steve Murphy Jan 30 2021 12:00 AM

Lit a candle in memory of Chester "Chet" Glenn McHaffie

wanda shipman Jan 30 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Chester "Chet" McHaffie

wanda shipman Jan 30 2021 12:00 AM

How bout the never ending pot of beans and pan of cornbread on the wood stove...nothin like it. Drove down there in my ol truck to get a few sticks of wood for my garage stove one Saturday morning, Chet said whats the point of cutting one or two..he worked me under the table trying to keep up. Poor ol truck was loaded above the top of the cab with..as chet called it..a small jag of wood. Never did understand what jag meant other than it was a tad bit more than a couple sticks. Somewhere in the amount being close to a cord.

Cliff King Jan 30 2021 12:00 AM

so very sorry jeanie

wanda shipman Jan 30 2021 12:00 AM

While going to visit my Grand Pa (Otis Luttrull), I remember going past Chet and Rosie's house and Chet always seemed to be out in the yard. We always got to say Hi and visit a little. I got to grow up with Tommy and Hank Thompson. Staying up all night playing cards till we could see the sun come up, swinging on grape vines like Tarsan, and running wild up and down Squaw Run. Chet and my dad (Dean Luttrull) were first cousins. Chet had taught my dad to dance a jig/clog type of dance where he could stomp out a toon on a wooden floor, that made a rythmic cadence. I tried to do the jig but was not coordinated enough. But as I recollect Tommy was Real Good at it. I know it is real hard to lose a loved one but be gratefull that you had him as long as you did. Gary L.Luttrull

Gary Luttrull Jan 29 2021 12:00 AM