Mr. Chaffin was a native of Jackson County, Tenn., and son of the late D.B. and Ova Loftis Chaffin. He was the manager of Darwin's Department Store in Lewisburg for several years. He was also employed with Walker Tool & Die and Butler Brothers Hardware. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lorene Jones Chaffin, seven brothers, and five sisters.
He is survived by his son, Wayne Chaffin of Indian Mound, and daughter, Jo Ann Chaffin Jennings of Lawrenceburg; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, from the chapel of London Funeral Home and 2 p.m. at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro, followed by burial in Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery.
London Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.