ChaseSept. 13, 1936 - Nov. 24, 2012 CINCINNATI, OH J.B. (Jimmy Bryan) Chase died on Sunday, November 24, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio of complications from bladder cancer at age 76. He is survived by Helen, his wife of 57 years; daughter, Barbara Bowers (Blaine); son, Jim Chase (Grace Malilay); six grandchildren (Sasha, Sara and Jack Bowers, and Olivia, Leah and Jovito Chase); four great grandchildren; sister, Joy Haight (Allen) of Montgomery, Texas; and brother, Cleon Chase of Berkley, Michigan. J.B. was born in Elk City, Oklahoma on Sept. 13, 1936 and was a graduate of Edmond High School. He fell in love with broadcasting as a teenager, and hosted an early television dance program, "The Malt Shop," on KOCO-TV in 1954. He married his high school sweetheart, Helen in 1955. In 1972, they moved their family to Cincinnati, where he began his 37-year career with WCPO-TV. He is remembered for his commitment to family and service to the community. A memorial will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2013, at 1:00 pm in the Gotcher Room of the Gaylord University Center at Oklahoma Christian University, 2501 E Memorial Rd., Edmond, OK 73013.
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Published in The Oklahoman on Jan. 20, 2013