Walter M. Chastain


Walter M. Chastain, 76, of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, at his home after a lengthy illness.

He loved gardening, playing cards with his family, and above all, spending time with his loved ones in Reliance, where he was raised.

He served in the United States Army from 1965-1968, as a lineman. He retired from Bowater Paper Mill after 34 years.

Walter was preceded in death by his mother, Lennie Chastain; father, Jesse Chastain; his sons: Jesse and Marty Chastain; and his siblings: Bernice Rogers, Eunice Kerr, Grady Chastain, Vance Chastain and Jessie Lou James.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 56 years, Linda; children: Jill Holt (Duane) and Tara Davis (Clint); daughter-in-law, Sissy Chastain; grandchildren: Jesse Lowe, Chelsea Cross, Harlie Chastain, Clint, Peyton and Carmen Davis and Chase and Alyssa Holt; several great-grandchildren; and siblings: Faye Beard, Ronnie Chastain, Curtis Chastain, and Marvin Chastain.

A Celebration of Walter’s Life will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, at the Cleveland Chapel of Companion Funeral Home with a visitation prior, from 5 to 7 p.m.

He will be laid to rest at a graveside service at 11 a.m. on Friday at Burchfield Cemetery.

You are invited to share a personal memory of Walter or your condolences with his family at his online memorial located at



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