Chafin, James

CHAFIN IV, James Troy “JT”

James Troy “JT” Chafin IV, age 40, of McDonough, died on Monday, June 7, 2021. He was born in Gainesville, Florida to James Troy Chafin III and Sally Turner Chafin on October 23, 1980. JT was an eighth generation Henry County resident escalating up in Kelleytown, tenting on the farm, energetic in the McDonough To start with United Methodist Church, actively playing sports, Cub and Boy Scouts and in the family’s furniture store on the Sq. in McDonough.

In his also short everyday living, JT experienced quite a few diversified encounters and successes. In 1999 he graduated from Woodward Academy with Honors, excelling in theater and refrain. He attended St. Johns Higher education in Annapolis, Maryland where the curriculum is reading and speaking about the Fantastic Guides. Restless and wanting to use his acting abilities, he moved to Chicago wherever he was in the Producing System at 2nd Metropolis, producing sketches and accomplishing improvisational comedy. Seeking to build his vocal talents, he moved to Boston, where he gained a Bachelor of New music Diploma cum laude from Berklee University of Music in 2009. JT then briefly sang Jazz skillfully in Chicago.

Struggling with wellbeing problems, JT returned to the South and his family’s homeplace in Kelleytown which he could now recognize right after residing in the North. Generally getting been a voracious reader he worked on writing a e-book although working with his overall health problems. Owning the time, he also took the possibility to mentor elementary university young children in reading at the identical elementary college that he, his mom, father and sister had all attended. Vivid, quick and amusing, JT utilized those people competencies to appeal consumers while operating in his family’s farmer’s current market in the Chafin Constructing on the Sq. in McDonough promoting craft beer as the “Beer Guy”. He then went to get the job done in Atlanta at the Clean Marketplace on Peachtree Street as a cashier connecting with and turning into close friends with many men and women as he checked them out. JT’s employment at the time of his death was at the legislation agency of Warren Electric power in McDonough as a legal assistant doing the job with assets titles. His lifestyle had arrive total circle again to his roots in the local community he grew up in, where by he was related to several people today, and related to members of the local company and legal group. He in particular appreciated seeking at the residence deeds and observing names of relatives’ and family members he identified and then asking his mother about the associations and deep-rooted aged stories. JT excelled in the arts and appreciated the richness of our local community and those people associations.

“JT” is survived by and will be deeply missed by his mom and dad, James Troy and Sally Turner Chafin sister, Barbara Chafin, as perfectly as uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Dorothy Sirles and James Troy Chafin, Jr. and Barbara Strawn and Zed Monroe Turner and his aunt, Kathryn Ellen Chafin.

Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Kelley Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Rev. Carol Kirk officiating. In lieu of bouquets, these who want might make donations to Skyland Trail at

These who would like might indication the on line visitor registry at Cannon Cleveland Funeral Administrators, 770-914-1414..