Henry H. “Hank” Chafin, age 89, of Ashville, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at Grant Medical Center.
Born Aug. 18, 1926, in Ragland, West Virginia, to the late Henry B. Chafin and Sadie L. (Branham) Duty, he was a graduate of Reynoldsburg High School and attended Franklin University.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a member of St. John XXIII Catholic Church and the VFW. He was retired from the Columbus Police Department with 27 years of service, and was later a realtor with Ken Realty and a residential real estate appraiser.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Carol Chafin; sons, Michael Chafin of Lancaster and Matthew (Julie) Chafin of Ashville; grandchildren, Nicholas, Caroline, Blaine, Ally and Gracie; brothers, Robert (Sonya) Chafin of West Jefferson and Harry (Mary) Chafin of Lancaster; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Angie Goots Chafin, in 1963; son, Philip Chafin; and sisters, Mary Bailey, Ida Griffith and Sylvia Campbell.
Friends may visit 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home & Crematory, 650 W. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester. A funeral mass will be held 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John XXIII Catholic Church, 5170 Winchester Southern Rd., Canal Winchester, with Fr. Denis Kogozi, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Reber Hill Cemetery in Ashville. A Vigil Service will be held 6:45 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Friends who wish may contribute to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (www.jdrf.org) or Columbus Police Sub-Relief Fund, P.O. Box 15009, Columbus, OH 43215-0009 in Hank’s memory.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal