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This is the final itinerary for the Patriot Guard Riders Mission to Honor William "Bill" Chastain (85) US Air Force Thursday December 28, 2017 Born: November 6, 1932 Died: December 21, 2017 His family has requested that the PGR be present at his services. The Mission is a 'go' and all contacts have been made. The youngest of four children, Bill was born November 6, 1932 to Clarence and Lucille Thompson Chastain in Marshall, Texas. After graduating from Marshall High School, Bill enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he proudly served for 8 years as a Radio Intcp Opr . After Honorable Discharge from the service, Bill was employed by the Thiokol Corporation, and he and his first wife Helen had three children, William Roy, Barbara, and Janis. Bill also went onto employment at Eastman Kodak where he retired as a drafting supervisor. By the late 1960s, Bill had become a single father. He was introduced to Sylvia McKay Chastain in 1969. The two wed later that year and welcomed daughter Christy in 1972 and son Joe in 1980. The new family enjoyed family fishing and camping trips, and later, the Ozark Folk Center in Arkansas. Bill Chastain is the uncle of Bill Parrish Services: 10:00 am, December 28, 2017, at Downs Funeral Home . 4608 Elysian Fields Road Marshall, Texas 75672 Staging: Downs Funeral Home from 8:00 am to 8:30 am with a riders meeting at 8:45 am. Directions to the cemetery will be given by the Ride Captain. BIG FLAG BIKES ARE REQUESTED PGR will fold and present the Flag All new members are requested to sign a PGR Release of Liability prior to Flag Line. Please remain flexible as to the requirements of the mission (SEMPER GUMBY). Map link staging area: https://goo.gl/maps/4xtudonp3Tm Ride Captain: Ted Beauchamp Phone: 254-522-5141 Email Address: tbeauch1945@gmail.com Flag Captain: Junior Phone: 903-407-5207 Email Address: farrellottis@yahoo.com Weather Report: high will be close to 44 so please hydrate often, including the night before. ALL GROUPS, CLUBS, INDEPENDENTS, ETC. ARE WELCOME. The only prerequisite is RESPECT. Also remember, you do not have to ride a motorcycle to join in. The flag line is open to all who wish to participate. Stand tall and silent as you honor this fallen veteran and his family. Please ride/drive safely and defensively. And thanks again for your participation. ETPGR It is strongly encouraged that everyone should go to the Patriot Guard’s national web site www.patriotguard.org mission thread and post a brief message of condolence/sympathy to the family on the loss of their loved one. It's been mentioned more than once that those kind words brought great comfort to a Spouse, Mother, Father, and family. Thank You. You can visit the East Texas Patriot Guard Riders official website at: www.etpgr.com Join the ETPGR Facebook group go to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/116603381747755/ Join the ETPGR Yahoo group go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ET_PGR Ted Beauchamp Marshall, Texas USA Email tbeauch1945@gmail.com Phone 254-522-5141