HD "Curly" Chavis | 1942 - 2012 | Obituary

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HD "Curly" Chavis

Born: September 06, 1942
Died: October 19, 2012

HD “Curly” Chavis of Babson Park went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 19, 2012 in Winter Haven.

Curly was well known for his kind, generous ways and his loving, caring heart. At his 51 years of work at Mini-Macs, he grew to love so many; and was loved by so many. After he retired, Curly continued to do what he loved most, mowing lawns and spending time with his two great-granddaughters. Curly was married to his beloved wife of 49 years, Jeannie Chavis. He loved to mow lawns and would give the shirt off his back for absolutely anyone. One thing anyone that knew him would remember would be how he loved to joke around and kid with everyone. Everytime you turned around he was pickin’ on you!

He is survived by his wife, Jeannie; brother, Daniel Chavis and wife, Willene; sister, Shirley Peacock and Ernest Manning; daughter, Lisa Nespoli and husband, Ralph Nespoli; sons, Kirby Chavis and wife, Lisa Chavis, Mark Chavis and HD Chavis, Jr; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Curly was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Kirby Chavis; two brothers, LB and Coley Chavis; and one sister, Ottie Lee Odom.

The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Monday, October, 22, 2012 and the memorial service will be held 1:00 pm Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales.

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