Dorothy Mae (Dot) Moates Chastain


Visitation Details

Service Details
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Wetmore Baptist Church Wetmore Baptist Church
Interment Delano Community Cemetery
Thursday, May 24, 2018 10:00 AM











Dorothy Mae (Dot) Moates Chastain, 90, passed away May 19, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Hilary and Martha Moates.

She was preceded in death by her husband Gerald; son, Sam; four brothers, Herbert, Frank, Donald, and Billy Moates; and sister, Lillian Miller.

Dorothy graduated from Etowah High School in 1945 and worked at Robinson Wholesale in Etowah before marrying and moving to Chattanooga. She moved back to Etowah in 1954 and then to Delano. Dorothy was a substitute teacher at Delano Grammar School. She worked for the U.S. Postal Service at Delano then Benton Post Office where she worked 24 years until retirement.

She was the oldest living member of Wetmore Baptist Church in Delano. Dorothy loved teaching young people. She taught the youth Sunday School class, GA’s, Acteens, was active in WMU, and was church clerk for 5 years.

Dorothy traveled to 17 foreign countries. One of the highlights of her travels was a mission trip to Russia in 1990 to distribute Bibles.

She is survived by her sons and wives, Rick and Alice Chastain, Mitch and Florence Chastain, and Dennis and Melanie Chastain; Jane Chastain Weaver; sister, Edna and Charlie Ross; sister-in-law, Marie Moates; and brother-in-law, Ray and Brenda Chastain; 9 grandchildren and spouses, Amanda and Zach Patterson, Haley and David Resseguie, Lacey and Josh Rule, Heath and Rebekah Chastain, Tucker and Amanda Chastain, Ashley and Steven Elliot, Jeffrey Chastain, Amanda and Reece Sydnor and Matthew Dotson; 17 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

A special thank you is given to Athens Place and Dominion Senior Living for taking good care of Dot.

Funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Wetmore Baptist Church with Rev. Edward Earl and Rev. Johnnie Moore officiating. Family will receive friends at the church from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. prior to the service. Family and friends will meet at Delano Community Cemetery Thursday, May 24, 2018 for the 10:00 a.m. committal service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wetmore Baptist Church, 9801 Hwy 411, Delano, TN 37325.





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  1. Sue Burger Sampson June 12, 2018

    So sorry to learn of Dot’s passing. She was always such a sweet lady and you could tell how much she loved her family. Prayers for peace and comfort.

  2. Kathy Sprott May 27, 2018

    Sorry for your loss, looking for relatives, my grandmother was Ethel Moates, her dad was Ruben Moates, any information is welcomedoing and appreciated,

  3. Donna Duckworth May 24, 2018

    I love Dot and our many conversations over the last few years. I was her hairdresser at Athens Place and Dominion Senior Living. She will be truly missed. Loved her smile and laugh. Enjoy Heaven my friend❤

  4. Joe Knox May 22, 2018

    So Sorry for you loss, she was always very sweet and kind to me and my mother. Dot sat at the table at the Athens Place and Dominion senior Living with my Mom Lee Knox. I am praying for comfort and peace during this difficult time. We really enjoyed her during this short time, she will be missed but never forgotten.

    Gob Bless,

  5. Jim Caldwell May 22, 2018

    Rick, so sorry to hear of your loss and sorry we cannot be here for visitation and service. Wes’ team, Greenback, is playing in the State Champs Tournament in Murfreesboro. Again, Sorry for your loss……….

  6. Jennifer Fox Heath May 20, 2018

    So ssad to hear of Dot’s passing. She was a wonderful woman, she always called me one of her girls when I saw her. Loved her, prayers for comfort.


  7. Roger Wilcox May 20, 2018

    Sorry to hear of her passing. Praying for the family


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