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Earnest Rast

August 7, 1956 ~ February 25, 2018 (age 61)

          Memorial services for Earnest W. “Choo Choo” Rast, 61, of Diboll, will be held Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Shafer Funeral Home Chapel in Lufkin with Bro. Bill Bailey officiating.

          Mr. Rast was born August 7, 1956 in Lufkin, Texas, the son of the late J.E. Rast and Dot (Cook) Rast, and died Sunday, February 25, 2018 at his residence.

          Mr. Rast was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church, and loved his motorcycle and logging.

          He is survived by his sister, Wanda Lynn Hance of Diboll; sister and brother-in-law, Rose Mary and Ronnie Williams of Diboll; sister, Dian Rast of Diboll; sister, Arlene Bounds of Lufkin; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bobby and Sue Chandler of Diboll; companion, Phyllis Stone of Diboll; along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and a host of friends.

          Mr. Rast was preceded in death by his wife, Connie Diane Rast; and his parents, J.E. Rast and Dot Rast.

          Memorial visitation will be held Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Shafer Funeral Home, prior to the memorial service.

          Special memorials may be made to Hospice in the Pines, 1504 W. Frank Ave., Lufkin, Texas 75904.

          Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Shafer Funeral Home, directors.


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