Funeral services were held 4:00 PM Thursday, May 29, at Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Grant's Cemetery behind the church.
He was a son of the late Emerson Ford Chavis and Eva Mae Chavis. He was a graduate ('68) of Wallace High School where he was active in basketball and baseball. He attended Richmond community college in 1969. He was a US Navy Veteran.
Jerry was the owner and operator of Chavis Painting Contractors. He was an avid fisherman. He had a passion for NASCAR and short track Saturday night racing. He loved all sports. He loved gardening and always shared his vegetables with his family and friends. He was a loving brother Uncle and friend.
Surviving is a brother, Don Wayne Chavis; sisters, Miriam C. Griggs, Brenda C. Moody, Nina C. Leviner all of Bennettsville, and Ruby C. Hatcher of Cheraw and other relatives and friends.
Memorials may be made to: Ebenezer United Methodist Church, c/o Joan Brock, 1701 Hwy 9 West, Bennettsville, SC 29512.
Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.