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Striffler-Hamby Mortuary - Columbus

4071 Macon Road, Columbus, GA

OBITUARY

Melvin Harris Chaffee

July 14, 1944September 5, 2019
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Melvin Harris Chaffee, 75, of Columbus passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at his home. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the Edgewood Hall of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 4071 Macon Road, Columbus, GA. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time.

Melvin was born on July 14, 1944 in Columbus, GA, to the late Myrle Davis Chaffee. Melvin lived life to the fullest, he enjoyed, the outdoors especially hunting and fishing. He was an avid gardener, gun collector, magician and most of all a prankster, and loved to prank his family. Melvin was a master woodworker and member of the Bi-City Wood Turners Club. Melvin enjoyed his remote control airplanes and model race cars. He was the owner of Chaffee Martial Arts and Dojo School. Melvin was instrumental in the Just Say No to Drugs Campaign and was involved in an Army Substance Abuse Program and a member of the NRA. Melvin was employed at AFLAC.

Survivors include his children, Lisa L. Martin, Tracy L. Pounds, Michael S. Chaffee, Sr. (Melissa),Kimberly A. Barnes (Thomas), grandchildren, Shelby R. Martin, Michael S. Chaffee, Jr. Zackary H. Chaffee, Ashley N. Quiroz, Cody C. Chaffee, Lisa R. Shreene, Christopher A. Luker, John C. Luker, Caliee A. Dixon, Carleigh J. Mathews, Kiley N. Luker and Aubrey A. Barnes, and 15 great grandchildren.

Fond memories and condolences for the Chaffee family may be offered at www.shcolumbus.com

  • FAMILY

  • Myrle Davis, Mother (deceased)
  • Lisa Martin, Daughter
  • Tracy Pounds, Partner
  • Michael Chaffee, Son
  • Melissa Chaffee, Daughter-in-law
  • Kimberly Barnes, Daughter
  • Thomas Barnes, Son-in-law
  • Shelby Martin, Grandchild
  • Michael S Chaffee JR, Grandchild
  • Zackary H Chaffee, Grandchild
  • Ashley N Quiroz, Grandchild
  • Cody C Chaffee, Grandchild
  • Lisa R Shreene, Grandchild
  • Christopher A Luker, Grandchild
  • John C Luker, Grandchild

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • Memorial Services Saturday, September 14, 2019

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Melvin Harris Chaffee

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Katie Duke

September 11, 2019

As an in-law to Melvin's cousin Ray, I had the pleasure of meeting Melvin a few times. He had such a personality and skill with his wood working. I loved seeing the new bowls that Robin had every time I went to see them. Prayers to your family. I know this is hard but I hope you can find comfort in each other.

ROBIN AND BILLY RAY DUKE

September 11, 2019

We both will always remember the times we had talking and sharing stories with you. Laughing and drinking coffee together and going out to eat. I remember you always ended our conversations telling us if we needed you all we had to do is give you a call. We both will never forget you. We love you and will miss you very much. Melvin meant a lot to both of us and our deepest sympathy goes out to his family.

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