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Oliver Chance
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Obituary for Oliver Chance

Oliver Chance, 87, of South Pittsburg, TN died Friday, April 28, 2017 at his home.

The son of the late Joseph Francis & Josie Melvannia Stewart Chance, he was a US Army veteran of the Korean War and served in Germany. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Penn-Dixie Cement Company for 27 years. He and his beloved wife, Bettye Jewell, were charter members of Grace Baptist Church, where he served as the church’s first clerk. They cared for many young children in their home through the years and they all lovingly referred to Oliver as “Pawpaw.”

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Bettye Jewell Stephens Chance and two brothers, Howard and J.C. Chance.

He is survived by his daughter, Gayla Chance (Lee) Hand; grandchildren, Joshua Long and Jenna Long all of South Pittsburg; niece, Carol Hargis of South Pittsburg; nephews, Hal (Kathy) Chance, Stanley (Diana) Chance both of South Pittsburg, Jim (Jen) Stephens of Wellsboro, PA, and Chuck (Dani) Stephens of Hermitage, TN; several other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted from the South Pittsburg Chapel of Rogers Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 11:00am Central time with Rev. Ronnie Case officiating. Interment will follow at Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens in Jasper, TN.

The family will receive friends for visitation on Monday, May 1, 2017 from 5-8pm Central time at Rogers Funeral Home in South Pittsburg.

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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Rogers Funeral Home - South Pittsburg

400 Laurel Avenue
South Pittsburg, TN 37380





11:00 AM
Rogers Funeral Home - South Pittsburg

400 Laurel Avenue
South Pittsburg, TN 37380

Cemetery Details


Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens

3076 Main Street
Jasper, TN 37347


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