Fred Chasteen, 62, of Harlan, passed from this life on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at UK Medical Center in Lexington. He was born October 21, 1950 in Harlan and was a lifelong resident here. Fred was a retired coal miner and had worked in several area mines throughout the years.
He was blessed with a kind, gentle spirit that brought joy to those around him, especially children. Fred was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy and served his country during Vietnam.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Chasteen; and a brother, Walter Chasteen.
Survivors include his mother, Mallie Begley Chasteen, Harlan; one sister, Joyce Gambrall, Cincinnati; four brothers, Oscar Chasteen, Dayhoit; John Chasteen, Jr., Minneapolis; Roy Chasteen, Rosspoint; and Jesse Chasteen, Harlan; two step-children, Brandon Saylor and Teresa Worthington; and a grandson, Alex Worthington, all of Tennessee; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held Monday, September 23, from noon until 2 pm at Harlan Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will follow at the Wilder Cemetery at Rosspoint with family serving as pallbearers.
Military Rites will be presented by the Harlan Honor Guard at the cemetery.
Online condolences may be left at www.harlanobits.net.
Harlan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.