Roger went home to be with his Heavenly Father, whom he worshiped and served daily, on July 18, 2012.
He was born in Russell County on April 21, 1945 to the late Howard and Alta Willis Chafin. He was also preceded in death by an infant son, Howard Truitt; a sister Gladys Carrier and in-laws, Bea and Clyde Sutherland. He attended Valley Hills Baptist Church.
Roger is survived by is wife of forty-six years, Carolyn; two daughters, Robin Cordel and husband Donald and Angela Ball and husband Daniel; three grandchildren, whom he loved dearly, Austin, Haleigh and Ethan Ball; four brothers, Lincoln and wife Hallie, DeWitt and wife Doris, Ronnie, and Douglas and wife Teresa; one sister, Patsy Huffman; several nieces and nephews and all of his brothers and sisters in Christ.
The funeral service will be conducted at 7:00 PM Friday, July 20, 2012 at Tetrick Funeral Home - Bluff City Chapel with Pastor Roger Ball officiating. The family will receive friends form 5:00 – 6:45 PM prior to the service. The committal service and interment will be conducted Saturday at 1:00 PM in the Tri-Cities Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be selected from friends. Everyone attending will meet at the Funeral Home at 12:15 PM to go in procession to the cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guestbook. Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City is serving the family. Office phone 423-538-7131. Obituary line 423-543-4917