SSG (Ret) Chad DeFrates
January 29, 1978 - January 10, 2021
Vance Brooks
Crystal
Crystal
Crystal
Jon and Koral Coon
Nick Durbin
Nick Durbin
Nick Durbin
Nick Durbin
Nick Durbin
Nick Durbin
Amanda Harrison
Light a Candle
Visitation
Location Not Available
Tuesday 1/19, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Fort Church at Eastern Heights

Service
Location Not Available
Tuesday 1/19, 1:00 pm

The Fort Church at Eastern Heights

Cemetery
Fort Mitchell National Cemetery
Tuesday 1/19, 2:30 pm

SSG (Ret) Chad DeFrates, age 42, resident of Fort Mitchell, Alabama, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2021. Funeral services are scheduled at the Fort Church at Eastern Heights, 1342 17th Street, Columbus, Georgia, on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 1 pm, with Reverend Matt Stephens officiating. Interment will follow with military honors being rendered at …
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Crystal left a message on January 18, 2021:
Its with a heavy heart we lay to rest another friend family man and veteran...gone to soon but never forgotten
Crystal left a message on January 18, 2021:
Its with a heavy heart we lay to rest another friend family man and veteran...gone to soon but never forgotten
Crystal left a message on January 18, 2021:
Its with a heavy heart we lay to rest another friend family man and veteran...gone to soon but never forgotten
Ethan Goodman left a message on January 17, 2021:
Chad, I still struggle believing that you're gone. I'll never forget how much of a great friend you were. From getting stranded on Stillhouse Hollow to teaching together at Fort Benning. I love you brother. I'll see you at Fiddler's Green. Jenn, please know I am available at anytime. Reach out if you need anything. You're in our thoughts and prayers.
Jon and Koral Coon left a message on January 17, 2021:
Our deepest condolences. Chad was a great friend and a good Marine. Until we meet again.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Nick Durbin left a message on January 17, 2021:
R. I. P. Old friend
Nick Durbin left a message on January 17, 2021:
R. I. P. Old friend
Nick Durbin left a message on January 17, 2021:
R. I. P. Old friend
Nick Durbin left a message on January 17, 2021:
R. I. P. Old friend
Nick Durbin left a message on January 17, 2021:
R. I. P. Old friend
Nick Durbin left a message on January 17, 2021:
R. I. P. Old friend
meredith brown left a message on January 16, 2021:
uncle chad and i weren't very close, and i hadn't seen him in a long time. but i remember he helped me catch the biggest fish i'd ever seen, and (as you can tell by the smile on my face) he let me think i did it all by myself. that's the type of person he was. he was one of the nicest people i've ever met. i'm proud to call him my uncle. i miss you already<3
Amanda Harrison left a message on January 16, 2021:
In memory of SSG (Ret) Chad DeFrates, Amanda Harrison lit a candle
Vance Brooks left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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