Joe Chance, 75 year old Woodward resident, died Tuesday, October 16, 2018 in Oklahoma City. Graveside memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, October 22, 2018 at Vonton Cemetery with Reverend Scott Ware officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.
Joseph Fred Chance, Sr. was born on August 1, 1943 in Woodward, Oklahoma; he was the son of Everett Leslie, Sr. and Alma Laura (Pressnall) Chance. Joe was reared in Woodward and attended Woodward schools. Joe served his country during the Vietnam War, and was a Marksman with the M-14 rifle. He was honorably discharged in 1964.
He was united in marriage to Rheta Joyce Wake on November 26, 1965 at Faith United Methodist Church in Woodward, Oklahoma and they made their home in Woodward. They were blessed with three children Joe Jr., Sean, and Mandi. Joe worked in the Seismograph field, drove a tanker truck in the oilfield, before going to work at Razien Metals Company where he retired from after several years of service.
Joe enjoyed going to casinos with Rheta. He loved his family, and cherished every moment spent with them.
He was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church.
Joe is survived by his children, Joe Chance Jr. and wife Marty of Woodward; Sean Chance and wife Lanette of Runge, Texas; Mandi Beezley and husband Moe of Eufaula; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Joyce Beck of Vici; mother-in-law, Bertha Wake; numerous nieces, nephews, other family and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rheta Chance; brother, Everett Chance, Jr. and sister, Crystal Lowman
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