James-Chance, Sr.-Obituary

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James William Chance, Sr.

Haskell, Texas

Jun 23, 1938 – Nov 27, 2020 (Age 82)


June 23, 1938
November 27, 2020
Haskell, Texas


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Smith Family Funeral Homes - Haskell Obituary

James William Chance, Sr., 82, of Throckmorton, Texas, passed away on Friday, November 27, 2020. A graveside service will be held at 2:00PM on December 4, 2020 at Throckmorton Cemetery, with Mr. Austin Cornelius officiating. Services are under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Homes, Throckmorton.

James was born June 23, 1938 in Winterhaven, Florida to Nell (McDuffie) and Broward Chance. He married Janet Proffitt on July 5, 1956 in Winterhaven, FL and they enjoyed 64 years of marriage. He served 21 year is the U.S. Army, where he did 2 tours in Vietnam. James served his country proudly. He enjoyed his membership in the Patriot Riders, The Sons of Confederate Veterans, and the Vietnam Veterans Group. 

He is survived by his wife, Janet Chance of Throckmorton; 4 daughters, June Myers and husband Dave of Euless, Teresa Levario and husband Dave of Olathe, KS, Judy Molloy of Las Cruces, NM, Patricia Panatex and husband Bull of Throckmorton; son, James William Chance, Jr. and wife Laurie of San Antonio; 10 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; sister, Yvonne Watson of Winterhaven, FL.

He is preceded in death by his father, Broward Chance; mother, Nell Hicks; granddaughter, Jennifer Mayers; great-grandson, James Norwood; and son-in-law, Keith Molloy.

Online condolences can be shared with the family at www.smithfamilyfh.com.

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My condolences to you Janet and the kids . We grew up together and walked to school together . He was a great person and I know he will be missed .

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love Biyou and miss you always.

Dear Janet, Patti, Ed and the rest of the Chance family.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all today. Not a memory of my childhood doesn't have bill in it. I remember the last time I saw him when my grandkids and I were stranded and came to the house in California and Bill welcomed us will outstretched arms and a hug.

Love to you all,

Mary Jean and Family

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