William Steve Chance, age 64, passed away Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at his farm home near Lincoln, Missouri. He was born in Clinton, Missouri, on January 20, 1949, the son of William F. and Evelyn Arlene Bond Chance.
He grew up in Benton County and graduated from Lincoln High School in the class of 1966. Following his graduation he had made his home and worked in Kansas City for three or four years. The city life was not for him. He returned to Lincoln and bought a farm in 1975.
On July 4, 1986, he was united in marriage to Tina Pierce. They have made their home on the farm ever since. Steve enjoyed the farm life raising grain and row crops, raising cattle and putting up hay. He also drove a truck for Walthall Farms and Cook Tractor out of Clinton, Missouri, for over ten years. November each year always brought deer hunting. Everything else was pushed to the back burner until the deer harvest was complete. Steve was a loving and generous man and gave of his time and abilities to help family, neighbors and friends alike. He was always there to help whoever and whenever he was needed. Steve was baptized at the Sunnyside Methodist Church as a young man.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Chance, and one son, Dave Allen Chance.
Steve is survived by his wife, Tina, of the home; one daughter, Bonnie Chance, of Seattle, Washington; and two sons: Wayne Pierce, and his wife, Gladys, of Clinton, Missouri, and Bill Pierce, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He also leaves six grandchildren: Jordan Chance, Kaylin Malecki Chance, Earl Jacob Pierce, and his wife, Amanda, Lindsey Renee Pierce, Nathaniel Pierce, and Natashia Marie Pierce; his father, Bill Chance, of Lincoln; two brothers: Glen Chance and Kenny Dean Chance, both of Lincoln; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, September 29, 2013, at the Davis-Miller Funeral Home in Lincoln, Missouri, with his son, Rev. Wayne Pierce officiating. Burial will be in the Sunnyside Cemetery near Lincoln. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Saturday evening, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
in care of the Davis-Miller Funeral Home.
Davis-Miller Funeral Home
119 W. Main P.O. Box 400 Lincoln, MO 65338
Published in SedaliaDemocrat.com on Sept. 27, 2013