J. Warren Chalfant © Amarillo Globe-News July 14, 2002
CHEYENNE, Okla. - J. Warren Chalfant, 84, died Thursday, July 11, 2002.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today in Cheyenne United Methodist Church with Andy Taylor and Aubrey Cowan officiating. Burial will be in Cheyenne Cemetery by Rose Chapel Funeral Service.
Mr. Chalfant was born Jan. 17, 1918, in Cheyenne to Loura (Warren) and William Lowe Chalfant. He graduated from Cheyenne High School and from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in pharmacy. He was married to Mary Virginia (Glover) at Rush Springs, Okla., on Jan. 7, 1939.
He volunteered for the Army and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the First Calvary Division. Prior to deployment to North Africa, he went to the Pentagon with General Conder to assist in planning the invasion.
After deployment, the division met with Patton, joined him, broke out, fought in the Battle of the Bulge and went to Frankfort, where they again met Patton. Next they fought through MacNassy, Algiers and Tanzia and on to Sicily.
He went into Sicily H-20 as a reconnaissance officer. He was sent to the first infantry division to coordinate the 62nd Armored Field Artillery Battalion. After the war, he continued to serve in the reserve and was called up during the Korean Conflict.
He received six bronze battle stars, two bronze arrowheads for invasions and returned as a major and battalion executive officer. After his discharge he returned to Roger Mills County and established his ranch north of Cheyenne.
He had served as president of the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association and was a board member for the American Quarter Horse Association. He was a member of the Cheyenne United Methodist Church and had been a member of the Cheyenne Masonic Lodge.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Mary; a daughter, Gay Chalfant of Amarillo; a son, Jay Chalfant and wife, Carolyn, of Cheyenne; a sister, Jean Jack of Sulphur; two brothers, Billy Chalfant of Cheyenne and Wesley Chalfant of Midland, Texas; seven grandsons; two great-grandsons; three great-granddaughters; a special friend, Lana Merrick of Cheyenne; and a host of other relatives and friends.
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