James Hart Chastain, Sr.

June 1, 1943 - July 8, 2009

James Hart Chastain, Sr., age 66, of Princeton, Texas passed away July 8, 2009 in McKinney, Texas. James was born June 1, 1943 in Parker, Texas to Fred and Clara (Hart) Chastain. He married Georgia Ann Carr on June 19, 1970 in Princeton, Texas. James was a glazier at Sportsman Glass in McKinney from 1961 until 1977. He was employed with Rockwall Window and Glass from 1978 until 2006. He was most recently employed as a custodian with Anna Independent School District. James was a member of First Baptist Church in Princeton, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Georgia Ann of Princeton, Texas; son, James (Tooter) Chastain, Jr. and his wife, Shannon also of Princeton; grandchildren, Heavenly Chastain, Cole Rogers, and Cori Rogers; sisters, Evelyn Sanders of Garland, Texas and Mary Lou Klay of Houston, Texas; brother, Virgil Chastain of McKinney, Texas; and numerous other loving relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Kay Ann Chastain, and brothers. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon, Friday, July 10, 2009, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M., Thursday evening at the funeral home.

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James and his family were a neighbor of mine for several years in Pricenton James always had a smile on his face and was always there to help when you needed it. My prayers are with his family. Randy Lokey Randy Lokey, July 17, 2009 James was a man that no one could say a bad thing about.Alway had a smile and willing to help. i know that most of my friends would Call him dad. thats how much respect he had from us. A Dad to to many friend to all and loved by everyone. Brian Morgan, July 14, 2009 James was a great man, husband, father, and friend. He always made you feel welcome in his home, and he loved to joke around and have a good time. James will be missed by all, but we still have memories that we can talk and laugh about. The only sorrow I feel in his passing is because I will miss him, other than that, I am jealous of him getting to sit at the throne of God and admire all of God's awesome creation. Robert Morris, July 14, 2009 My fondest memory of James is Sunday mornings at church when all the kids would run to James to get candy. He always had an endless supply for all the kiddos. He will be missed by many, many people. He touched so many lives and he will be dearly missed. My prayers and thoughts are with the family as they go through this difficult time. Lois E. Davis, July 10, 2009 I remember James' smile. He was quick to create an atmosphere of fun in any situation. James will be missed. I am proud to have known James Chastain not only as a good huband, father, and man, but as a friend... John Jones, July 10, 2009 James was just like a dad to me. He treated me like i was his own kid. I will remember lots of things about him. his red mustang, his love for the titanic, the green and white ford crown victoria,driving the church van... I can still picture him standing in the kitchen leaning against the wall and combing his hair. I am so honored to be part of this wonderful man's live and so blessed to help take care of him up until his last day on this earth. I am so happy that he is not suffering here anymore and can imagine him with his family in Heaven, playing with KayAnn. He will be remember with love. Kelly Jo Sewell, July 9, 2009 Georgia, So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. John W. Williams John W. Williams, July 9, 2009 To all the Chastain families, My sincere sympathy & prayers are with you during this most difficult time. I also remember James's car & how pretty it was. I went to school with Evelyn. May God Bless You Lonita Alexander Rains, July 9, 2009 We were so sorry to hear about your Dad. Our prayers are with you and your family. Gary & Regina Inge, July 9, 2009 I worked with Mr. James at Sue E. Rattan Elementary School. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word everytime we spoke. He had such a sweet spirit and he conveyed that to all of us at Rattan Elementary. The thing that struck me most about Mr. James is how he spoke of his wife and family. When he talked about his wife, he spoke with such love in his heart. I looked forward to seeing him each day at school. We loved him and will certainly miss him. May God bring you comfort in your time of sorrow. Many Prayers, Sue Akins Sue Akins, July 8, 2009 Mr. James was an amazing custodian and a gift to our school. We all loved him very much and extend our sympathy to the family for their loss. Beth Ray, July 8, 2009 I remember James owned a Ford Crown Victoria, I belive it was Aqua green. That was the prettiest car I had ever seen. James took such good care of it. I don't think I ever saw a speck of dirt on that car. This was back in the early or middle 60's James was friends with my sister Barbara Ishmael the man she married, Steve Ballew. I am so sorry for the families loss. May God grant you the peace that only he can give. Rose Mary Dennis, July 8, 2009