Richard M. Chaffin – Midland, TX (formerly of Benton)

Richard Marshall Chaffin, age 47, of Midland, TX and formerly of Benton, passed away at 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at his home.

Memorial Celebration of Life Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Leffler Funeral Home with Rev. Bert Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

Richard was born on June 6, 1972, the son of John Ernest Chaffin and Judy Darlene (Atkins) Chaffin.

He was an oil field pipeline welder in Texas. He enjoyed to deer hunt, goose hunt, and loved going fishing.

Richard was a member of the West City Baptist Church.

Surviving are his parents John and Judy Chaffin of Benton; girlfriend Christy Yarborough of Midland, TX; and two half-brothers Matthew Chaffin and wife Lola of Benton, and Jason Chaffin of Midland, TX.

Richard was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Ernest and Letha Chaffin; maternal grandparents: Don and Mary Lou Atkins; and a brother Danny Chaffin.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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