Emmitt E. Chavis, 79 passed away Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.

He was born July 14, 1935 in Gibson County to Marion and Clesta (Greer) Chavis

He had lived in Gibson County all of his life. He was a retired heavy equipment operator with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 181. He was also a farmer and had worked for Old Ben Coal. He was a member of the Patoka Church of God in Christ where he served as a Deacon. 

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ernestine (Madison) Chavis of Princeton; 1 son, Shanndore Chavis of Princeton; 2 daughters, Wilkemina (Kevin) Priestly and Marzella Brown (William Gordon) both of Princeton; 7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren; 1 brother, Denver (Agnes) Chavis of Princeton and a sister, Sarah Jones of Indianapolis. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Patrick Chavis

Funeral Services will be 11 a.m Tuesday January 6, 2015 at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton with Elder Odell Crawford officiating. Burial will follow in the Sand Hill Cemetery rural Princeton.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. on Monday at the Colvin Funeral Home.