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Clarence Charles Chatelain (Chat) of Hot Springs passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 14th, 2016. Chat was born in Alexandria, Louisiana on February 20, 1924 to Emeric and Annie Chatelain.

Chat had two brothers, and three sisters. He was married 66 years to his loving wife Lillian Chatelain.

He is survived by his children, Phillip Chatelain, Charles (Susan) Chatelain, and Susan (Larry) Young; seven grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

Chat served proudly in the United States Marine Corps during WWII and Korea. He provided for his family by his career at Reynolds Metals where he rose to the level of General Foreman and retired with over thirty years of service. He focused on providing for his family, and enjoyed gardening, playing cards, reading, making new friends, and being with family. He was known for putting others’ needs in front of his own.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm. Sunday, January 17th, 2016 at Gross Funeral Home.

A celebration of Chat’s life will be held 11:00 AM., Monday, January 18th, 2016 in the chapel of Gross Funeral Home with Rev. Fred W. Hunter officiating. Entombment with United States Marine Corps honors will follow at Crestview Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made in his honor to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Chat was a straight shooter, a man of great integrity, and touched many people throughout his life.