John A. Chain, 82, of Marshall, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, at Bothwell Regional Hospital in Sedalia.
Memorial graveside services with military rites will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, at Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall, with Rev. Vernon Maxted officiating. Memorials may be made to The Salvation Army. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Feb. 14, 1926, in Leavenworth, Kan., he was the son of the late John P. Chain and Eva Cross Chain. On April 14, 1950, he married Norma Shackelford, who preceded him in death on Sept. 17, 1975. On Oct. 29, 1988, he married Vera Kelb, who preceded him in death on Jan. 9, 1998. He had lived in Marshall the last two and a half years, moving from Lincoln, also living in Blackwater, and was retired after 40 years as a highway construction superintendent. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving on the USS Hollandia, and was a former post commander of Marshall VFW Post 2646 and Lincoln VFW Memorial Post 5925. Earlier in life, he helped his father train and show mule teams and horses. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include two daughters, Joyce A. Davis and her husband, Frederick, of rural Sweet Springs and Janice L. Stemmons of Marshall; six grandchildren, Stephanie, Derek, Joshua, Brandy, Jessica and Joe; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wives, he was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.
Additional information provided per family recompense.