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610 S. Duncan St.
PO Box 487
Stillwater, OK 74076
Phone: (405) 372-5550
Fax: (405) 372-5608
William Chace

William Robert Chace

Tuesday, September 8th, 1936 - Sunday, April 7th, 2019
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Dr. William Robert (Billy Bob) Chace, 83 of Stillwater Oklahoma died on April 7, 2019 at his home in Stillwater. Family will greet friends on Thursday, April 11 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Strode Funeral Home in Stillwater. Funeral Services will be held on Friday April 12 at 10:30 am at the First United Methodist Church in Stillwater and burial will follow in Morrison Oklahoma.

Bill was born on September 8, 1936 to Leland and Hazel (Akers) Chace in Morrison. He attended Morrison Schools graduating in 1954. He then attended Panhandle State University for a couple of years and it was there that he met his wife of 63 years Shirley (Pat) Jones Chace. They married on January 19, 1954 at the Morning Star Methodist Church near Guymon Oklahoma. After working a few years as a rough neck in the oil fields and for Ponca City City Service he decided to enter the Ministry. He entered the ministry in the United Methodist Church in January 1961. He began with the course of study to be licensed as a minister in the Methodist Church. He then went on to earn his Master of Divinity Degree at Southern Methodist University and then earned his Doctorate Degree from Phillips Theological Seminary in Enid. With Shirley by his side they served the United Methodist Church faithfully for 46 1/2 years together.

Bill was a storyteller and believed that life’s journey is all about the story we live and tell and share. His story touched many lives and will be remembered by all who knew him.

Bill is survived by his wife Shirley of the home, his six children Jeff and wife Regina Chace of Oklahoma City, OK, Roxanna and Husband Steve Conner of Perkins, OK, Robert Chace and JoAnn Nunn of Newkirk, Ok, Mike and Wife Shannon Chace of Stillwater, OK, Tom and Wife Lisa Chace of Cherokee, OK, and Craig Chace and Lisa Exley of Peoria, Il.. He is also survived by 41 grandchildren and 31 Great Grandchildren all of whom were precious and loved deeply by him.
He is also survived by one brother Charles Chace and wife Kathy of Kirksville Missouri.

Memorial Contributions may be given in his name to the Cherokee United Methodist Church New Building Fund, 400 S. Grand, Cherokee, OK 73728

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 11th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, April 11th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Strode Funeral Home Chapel
    610 South Duncan Street
    Stillwater, OK 74074
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  • Service

    Friday, April 12th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Friday, April 12th, 2019 10:30am
    First United Methodist Church
    400 West 7th
    Stillwater, OK 74074
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  • Interment

    Morrison Cemetery


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Mark and Debbie Peery and Family

Posted at 11:59pm
Dear Chace Family, we are saddened to hear of Brother Bill's passing. His was a life well lived and provided a great example for all of us to follow. I know you all will find comfort in the Lord through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. God bless you all!

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My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. I have so many wonderful memories of Bill and he was the kindest man. Love to you all.
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M. Darrel Dominick

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Mike, Shannon and Family - I am very sorry to learn of the passing of your loved one. You are in prayer for peace and remembering good times with him. M. Darrel Dominick Stillwater

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