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Sammy Chaffin

April 2, 1936 ~ November 19, 2021 (age 85)


Sam Chaffin, 85, passed away Nov. 19 at his home in Benton, surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eva and Millard Chaffin, and his daughter, Patty John Chaffin. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Charlie Cole Chaffin; son Cole of North Little Rock; daughter Marty Maier (David) of Crossville, TN; grandchildren Phoebe Chandler (Lindsay) of Springdale, AR; Emily Bain of Charlottesville, VA; Gracie Bain (Ross) of Fayetteville, AR; Parker Bain (Casey) of Denver, CO; and Laura Lane Rose (Brandon) of Durango, CO; great-grandchildren Scarlett Rose, Vincent Chandler and Cole Chandler; brother Thomas Chaffin of Lake Jackson, TX; and sister Amenda Meadows of West Monroe, LA.  

A native of Magnolia, Sam graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in 1959 and a master’s degree in industrial engineering in 1960. He was the founder of Eagle Material Handling of Arkansas. 

Sam joined the Rotary Club of Little Rock, Club 99, in 1975 and served in many leadership positions, including President, District Governor and Foundation Chair. 

No service is planned. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Rotary Club of Little Rock, Club 99 (621 E. Capitol Ave., Little Rock, AR 72202-2421). 

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