George Chavis Jr., 85, husband of Patricia Kirven Chavis, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at Palmetto Health Tuomey.

Born in Charlotte, he was a son of the late George Chavis Sr. and Mattie Lowery Chavis.

Mr. Chavis was retired from Santee Print Works and was a U.S. Army Korean veteran.

Surviving are his wife of Sumter; two sons, Michael Gene Chavis and Randy George Chavis, both of North Carolina; three daughters, Judy Kirpatrick (Johnny), Carol Chavis, and Tina Duncan (Ken), all of North Carolina; one sister, Mae Ramsey of Bennettsville; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; one step-son, David Beck of Sumter; one step-daughter, Amy Meeks (Brian) of Sumter; four step-grandchildren, Brandon Beck, Brittany Beck, Samantha Meeks and Jacob Meeks.

He was predeceased by a step-son, George (Buddy) Beck.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and other times at the home, 2052 Columbia Circle.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Chapel of the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Tschorn officiating.

Burial will follow in the Chavis Family Cemetery in Bennettsville.

Online condolences may be sent to

Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements. 803-775-9386.