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Dean Chancellor

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Dean Chancellor Obituary
Dean Henley Chancellor passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, in Memorial Chapel at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home in Colleyville. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the . He was born in Fort Worth in 1924. His parents were Fannie Mason Chancellor and Elijah Tommie Chancellor. Dean graduated from Riverside High School in May 1941 and shortly thereafter enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He started as a Seabee and rose through the ranks and was commissioned in 1956. While in the service he served all over the globe, including in the New Hebrides, Hawaii, California, Texas, Georgia, Nebraska, France and Turkey. He served on submarines, a cruiser and destroyers and had a variety of duties: chief hospital corpsman, chief engineering officer (USS Arnold J Isbell), combat information center watch officer (USS Des Moines), assistant gunnery officer, executive officer (USS Haynsworth), commanding officer of the Naval Reserve Training Center (San Antonio), Com Navy Reserve Training Command (Omaha) and naval gunfire liaison officer (First Marine Division, Camp Pendleton). After 33 years' continuous duty, Dean retired as a lieutenant commander with five battle stars for World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. After the Navy, he returned to Fort Worth and was employed by the Xerox Corp., where he worked for 10 years, and then retired once more. In his spare time Dean enjoyed traveling and visited Switzerland, France, Egypt, China and Italy. A lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan, Dean had season tickets and attended all home games for as long as his health allowed. He was especially happy to be there in person at Super Bowl XXVII in Pasadena and watch the Cowboys win. Survivors: His daughter, Edith LaRue Chancellor; daughter, Toni Chancellor-Adams and her husband, Curtis E. Adams; granddaughter, Kimberly Penneman Bloom and her husband, Sigmund Bloom; and great-grandson, Miles Chancellor Bloom.
Published in Star-Telegram on Dec. 29, 2013
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