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Morris “Butch” ChastainPassing: January 23, 2021


Mitchell Cemetery

Graveside Service

Wednesday, January 27th @ 11:00 a.m.


No Visitation


Mitchell Cemetery

Wednesday, January 27th @ 11:00 a.m.

Morris “Butch” Chastain, born October 2, 1945, stepped into Heaven on Saturday, January 23, 2021.  His parents were Charles Everett and Ethel Marie (Reynolds) Chastain and brothers are Charles Lee  “Chocky” Chastain  of Mitchell and Larry Dean Chastain, deceased.

 His wife, Nellotie “Nellie” (Porter) Chastain, survives. Married Feb.15, 1969, their lives were blessed with son, Sam (Ashley) Chastain, and daughter, Carol Marie (Troy) Lobosky, who blessed them with eight grandchildren. Cody Everett Chastain and Zane Patrick Lobosky welcomed their Papaw into Heaven. Surviving grandchildren are Samantha Dawn Chastain, Taylor Scott Lobosky, Caleb Wayne Lobosky and fiancé Darian Corra, Mitchell Ryan Lobosky, Emma Lynn Chastain, and Silas Wayne Chastain.

 Butch was a loyal, dependable, lovable father, grandfather, brother, nephew, cousin, and friend. He loved to talk about vehicles, attend races, tell stories, and spend coffee time with his friends and fish with his grandkids and brother. 

 Butch Chastain was a big man with a very big heart and always reached out to others. Each job he had, he loved, giving it his entire heart, especially driving the school bus.

 He loved his country, giving two years of service in Viet Nam. He taught his children and grandchildren that same love and respect. He always removed his hat, covering his heart for the flag.

 His great heart was for the City of Mitchell and the citizens of the city. His 25 years in the Police Department and eight years as the Mayor were spent encouraging the betterment of every aspect of the city.

 Anyone who knew Butch Chastain, knew him as a true man of God, a man of honesty, integrity, and honor. He lived by example and served by example.

 Morris “Butch” Chastain, a man who will never be forgotten.

 Graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 27, at Mitchell Cemetery with Steve Dorsett officiating.  Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.   The Spring Mill Fraternal Order of Police No. 172 will conduct a memorial service.

 Memorial Gifts:  Gideon International or

Lawrence County Suicide Prevention Coalition

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51 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Mark Kern | INDIANAPOLIS
    Date: January 30, 2021
    Nellie and family, My family and I offer our prayers. Butch was a great guy, friend, leader and someone I considered a mentor. He always had a way of positively impacting the people that came into contact with him. He will be missed by the community and everyone that knew him. Butch was a man of faith and we all know he is in heaven sharing stories as he always did. May God bless you.
  2. Guest: Dave & Cathy Combs | Oakdale, IL
    Date: January 29, 2021
    We hope you and your family's sorrow is tempered by taking comfort in your sweet memories of Butch. .
  3. Guest: Tiffany Corbin | Bedford, IN
    Date: January 28, 2021
    Nellie, I am so sorry for your loss but I am certain Butch is having the time of his life! He lived his life for this very moment. I will always hold dear to me the scripture Butch shared with me regarding being a Police Officer. Such a man of God and the world definitely needs more men like him. Praying for you in the days ahead. I love you and I can’t wait to give you a hug! Tiffany
  4. Guest: Cindy Clements-Noll | CLAY CITY IL
    Date: January 27, 2021
    Samantha, so sorry to hear about the death of your grandpa. After reading his obit I really wish I could have met him. What a honorable , trustworthy, caring, loving man. Keep your head up and memories close. Everytime you stand for the national anthem and put your hand over your heart at the race track.....he is with you RIP Butch
    Date: January 27, 2021
  6. Guest: Rocky Escobedo | Bedford indiana
    Date: January 27, 2021
    My wife and I were at spring mill state park one summer many yrs ago. We'll my chain broke. As I lived in Bloomington at the time. I was really stressed on what I was going to do. Suddenly this gentle giant of a man. Walked up, and in a very calming voice. Asked, ( ya having some trouble? Need some help? I replied, yes our chain broke. And I have no idea what we're do! He could tell I was very distraught. He said, now don't you worry. I'll run back to town n come back with what we'll need to get you fixed up. And this he did. Although this took place in late 80s. I have never forgotten this gentle giant of a man. With a heart just as big to match. N he wouldn't let me pay him. My eyes are wet as this takes me back to that very moment in time. To the family. I share in your grief. God Bless n comfort all of you, in this your time of greatest need. Most sincerely Rocky.
  7. Guest: Rose Cody | Orleans
    Date: January 26, 2021
    Sorry for your loss, prayers for all.
  8. Guest: Regina and calvin schrader | Mitchell, in
    Date: January 26, 2021
    U were a great man u will be truly missed
  9. Guest: Cathy Blackwell | Williams, IN
    Date: January 26, 2021
    Ron and I are very sorry for the loss of Butch. He was always a very kind and giving person. We will keep you Nellie and the family in our thoughts and prayers.
  10. Guest: Naomi Petty | Henryville, IN
    Date: January 26, 2021
    Butch was a big part of our family! He was always kind, loving and funny! He will be missed! I love you Nellie and all his kids and grandkids!
  11. Guest: Kayla | Bedford, IN
    Date: January 26, 2021
    I know Butch through Church he was good people with a caring heart, love for the lord and praying for me and people through the church. Prayers for the family ,I'm sorry for your loss
  12. Guest: Cathy White | Spencer, IN.
    Date: January 26, 2021
    Prayers to the family. The loss is felt thru out the world.
  13. Guest: Jerry & Judy Stevens | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: January 25, 2021
    Dear Nellie, Sam, Carol & families --So sorry for the loss of such a great man in your lives. What a special man Butch was - always a had a smile & was a joy to talk to.. May The Good Lord hold you all in His Hands of Mercy.. Prayers..
  14. Guest: Ron marsh | Mitchell lndiana
    Date: January 25, 2021
    My condolences to the family
  15. Guest: Ray Chastain | Harrisonburg Virginia
    Date: January 25, 2021
    Birthdays will never be the same. 😢
  16. Guest: Timothy W Williams | Livingston, TX
    Date: January 25, 2021
    My condolences to all family. Butch was A great Fellow.
  17. Guest: Roger Davis | Mitchell, Indiana 47446
    Date: January 25, 2021
    I am really sorry to hear about Butch. He will be missed. Our prayers are with you all.
  18. Guest: Jan Grissom | Lafayette Louisiana
    Date: January 25, 2021
    Nellie and family so sorry for your loss. I have a smile on my face remembering times I shared with Butch that were so funny. He will be missed. He was a gentle giant and good friend.
  19. Guest: Neal & Kim Briner | Orleans, IN
    Date: January 25, 2021
    Nellie and family, we are so saddened by the news of Butche's passing. He was a great man and will be missed! Love and prayers to you all!!
  20. Guest: Lori Kern | Bedford, IN
    Date: January 25, 2021
    Butch was such a precious child of God! He was like a gentle giant, loving, caring, and an awesome example of a Christian! I loved to hear his stories in Sunday School and that deep chuckle right when he was getting to the good part of the story. Love you Butch!
  21. Guest: Jack Murphy | Mitchell
    Date: January 25, 2021
    Sad to learn of Butch’s passing. Condolences to his family & friends. A real loss for Mitchell. Thanks for your service to country and community.
  22. Guest: Randal and Barbara Phelix | MITCHELL
    Date: January 25, 2021
    Nellie and family, Barbara and I offer our sincere condolences to you and all of your family. We have watched each other grow older , good times , bad times , laughed, cried and loved. Cherish the memories, appreciate the opportunity and await to join each others arms again. Butch loved God, his family, his country, his Church and the community he served. Thank you !
  23. Guest: Joyce Reynolds | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: January 25, 2021
    RIP CUZ🙏🙏🙏
  24. Guest: Becky Skillman | Bedford, IN
    Date: January 25, 2021
    Nellie, I'm thinking of you and Mayor Butch today as I reflect on so many special memories of our times together. God bless you both for your compassion and care for the Mitchell community. May your faith, family and many friends help you through the sorrow.
  25. Guest: Kaitlyn Lessig | Mitchell indiana
    Date: January 24, 2021
    Sending my condolences to everyone He was a very loved man and always will be
  26. Guest: Tracey Buckner | Starkville, MS
    Date: January 24, 2021
    Sending our condolences to Nellie, Carol, Troy and all the family! So thankful we had some special time with you all! What a precious man Butch was! Sending love to you all! ❤❤
  27. Guest: Tina Hobson | Norman, Indiana
    Date: January 24, 2021
    Butch was such a good, kind hearted, humble man. So very sad to hear of his passing. Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers.
  28. Guest: Kristy Evans | Mitchell IN
    Date: January 24, 2021
    So sorry for your loss. Thought and prayers for the family in days to come.
  29. Guest: Mary Jones | Orleans In.
    Date: January 24, 2021
    Nellie you and all the family are in my thoughts and prayers. I always enjoyed seeing you and Butch every Sunday at Woodville. I sure missed you both after you left .Butch will really be missed by so many people. RIP Butch!!
  30. Guest: Rita Clampitt | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: January 24, 2021
    Nellie and kids, I sure hate to hear about Butch even though he got to retire to heaven. I've always loved you and Butch and know what a huge loss this is for your family. I'm sure going to miss his big smile.
  31. Guest: Sheryl Walton | Mitchell
    Date: January 24, 2021
    So sorry for your loss.
  32. Guest: Terry and Karan Clouse | Mitchell In
    Date: January 24, 2021
    So so sorry. Butch definitely was one of the good guys. We'll remember him with a smile on his face and always asking how we were and could he do anything for us. A man of God!!
  33. Guest: Carol Roop | Mitchell, IN
    Date: January 24, 2021
    Butch has been a friend for many years. A better man and Real Christian can not be found. The morning my Father passed away I had to continue my work and stopped by the parts store. He knew my heart was heavy and he gently guided me outside into the parking lot and prayed for me and my Father. How many really live their faith like Butch Chastain? Not enough. He touched my heart as he did for so many. I rarely ever saw him after that I did not have to hug him .A pure heart if ever there was and a great loss for so many. My sincere condolences to the entire family.
  34. Guest: Charles and Janet Noe
    Date: January 24, 2021
    Nellie and family. I have no words to express my sorrow. Butch was such an inspiration ....and so funny. I have a few great stories that my girls and I share...if you need anything, please feel free to call me...anytime.
  35. Guest: Reny and Linda Burgi | Greenwood, Indiana
    Date: January 24, 2021
    Butch was a wonderful guy and will always be remembered as a great friend to our family. Our thoughts and prayers to all of his family.
  36. Guest: Beth Wright,Terry L Wright Jr. & Family | Bedford
    Date: January 24, 2021
    Nellie, So very sorry for yours and your family's loss. Our hearts are heavy for you.Butch was a great man. He was a great husband,father, and friend, But most importantly a great man of God. He loved the Lord and anyone that knew Butch could not only see it but feel it in his presence. We will miss him dearly but, also know that one day we will see him again in Heaven. God bless you all!!
  37. Guest: Steve & Diana Lobosky | Paoli
    Date: January 24, 2021
    In our hearts forever. The day our families joined started the years of blessings. .You're battle's over and victory is yours. My prayer is we all reach heaven when our time comes..With love,we'll miss you....RIP Butch
  38. Guest: Tonetta Nicholson(tillette) | Mitchell, ind
    Date: January 24, 2021
    So sorry for your loss
  39. Guest: Donna Kinser | Bedford In.
    Date: January 24, 2021
    So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you Nellie and your family. Butch was a very kind man and will be missed by many.
  40. Guest: Joyce Chenoweth | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: January 24, 2021
    So saddened by the news of his passing, but also a sense of celebration knowing where he is now. Truly a great man that will be missed by so many. Prayers for the family. Mitchell has lost one of the most compassionate men and Heaven has gained an angel.
  41. Guest: Kent and Cynthia Gillespie | Orleans In
    Date: January 24, 2021
    Nellie, you are in my thoughts and prayers, Butch was a kind man and I know he will be missed by so many.
  42. Guest: Tony & Debby Dobson | Lebanon Tn
    Date: January 23, 2021
    To the Family, So saddened to hear the news of Butch passing.You are in our thoughts & prayers. Butch was a wonderful man he will be missed dearly. R.I.P. Butch😥
  43. Guest: Mariah Chastain | Lebanon, Indiana
    Date: January 23, 2021
    Uncle Butch was a great fishing buddy. He, Papaw Larry, Uncle Chocky and I would go fishing and it created some of my favorite memories. Cody will meet him at the Gates of Heaven where they'll walk and talk, waiting for us to one day join them.
  44. Guest: Kay and chris Carlisle | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: January 23, 2021
    We are so sorry for your loss of your husband, Father, Grandfather. Your family will be in our prayers.
  45. Guest: Marla ( Melton ) salazar | Mitchell in
    Date: January 23, 2021
    One time butch came down and was talking to daddy.henalways said he would watch out for everyone one but first and formost women and children came first. He was a good man and he will be missed sending prayers and higs to the family from mine
  46. Guest: Wesley and Kimberley Hall (niece) | Pennington Gap, Virginia
    Date: January 23, 2021
    Uncle Butch— I love you❤❤❤ Say hello to mamaw Ethel for me❤❤❤
  47. Guest: Bill Sallee | Orleans, Indiana
    Date: January 23, 2021
    Nellie and family there is no word that can express my feelings for Butch and youv and your family he was a great man, Man of God I’m so sorry for your loss my our Lord Jesus Christ comfort you at this time Rest on High my friend in the arms of Jesus.
  48. Guest: Betty slone | Mitchell, IN
    Date: January 23, 2021
    Very saddened to hear of Butch’s passing! Prayers for you Nellie and all the family, God received a very special man and he will be waiting for all of you to join him and walk the streets of Gold and see his mansion!
  49. Guest: Courtney Zeekz | Mitchell, IN
    Date: January 23, 2021
    Prayers for all of the family💕 I'm so proud to have known such a wonderful man. May you all find peace during this difficult time.
  50. Guest: Cheryll Sanders | Bedford In
    Date: January 23, 2021
    So sorry for your loss! Prayers for the family
  51. Guest: Susan Tumey | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: January 23, 2021
    Nellie and family, so sorry for your loss praying