Nathaniel Chavis Sr.

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 19, 2010

Nathaniel Chavis Sr. “Shorty,” 80, of Suffolk, Va., passed away July 18, 2010. He was born in South Carolina the son of the late Cora Lee H. and Lonnie Chavis. He was predeceased by his son, David Ray Chavis. He retired after 54 years as a truck driver for Burgess Trucking Company.
Nathaniel is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn J. and Wayne Evans, Karen F. and James Whitley, all of Suffolk, Va., Natalie McMillian, of Prince George County, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby and Jettie Chavis, Larry and Cindy Chavis, of Suffolk, Va., Nat “Pee Wee” and Lori Chavis, of Eure, N.C., Harry “Jabo” and Debbie Chavis, of Suffolk, Va., Don and Tina Chavis, of Ft. Smith, AK, Keith and Kandi Chavis, of Toccoa, Ga.; 23 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sisters, Edith Gibson and Doris Strickland, both of South Carolina; nephew, Frank Chavis and wife, Peggy, of South Carolina.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Community Baptist Church with the Rev. David Nicholes officiating. Burial will follow in Holly Lawn Cemetery. Friends may join the family Tuesday night from 7 to 8 p.m. at Parr Funeral Home & Crematory and other time at the residence of Bobby Chavis. Memorial donations may be made to Community Baptist Church at 3520 Pruden Blvd., Suffolk, VA 23434. Condolences may be registered online at The family would like to give special thanks to Glenn Tucker for the special care he gave.

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