James Dean Chauncey, age 47, died late Friday evening, February 18, 2011, at his Meade, Kansas residence.
He was born August 8, 1963, at Live Oak, Florida, the son of Bill Johns and Josie Register. As a young boy he attended the Canute, Oklahoma school system. A resident of Meade since 1985, moving from Elk City, Oklahoma, he was a carpenter and an oil field worker.
James enjoyed clock building, fishing, artwork, and spending time with his family and friends.
He married Phyllis Charlie Bland. She precedes him in death. On June 10, 2001, he married Dorothy Stringham at Meade, Kansas. She survives.
Other survivors include:
Two sons, James Richard “L.J.” Chauncey and wife Melissa of Arkansas
Jason Braswell of Kansas City, Kansas
Six daughters, Charlotte Florez of Elk City, Oklahoma
Dana Graham of Kansas City, Kansas
Leslie Himes of Meade, Kansas
Sherry Kernell of Meade,Kansas
Jonna Evans and companion Derrick Sions of Meade, Kansas
His father, Bill Johns of Canute, Oklahoma
A brother, Buddy Chauncey and fiancé Dawn Vana of Cordell, Oklahoma
Four sisters, Diana Guitar and husband Mark of Canute, Oklahoma
Brenda Ritenour and husband Mark of Riverview, Florida
Nancy Davis and husband Dwayne of Lafayette, Alabama
Jessica Johns of Canute, Oklahoma
Thirteen grandchildren Several nieces and nephews
He is preceded in death by his mother; father, Marvin Wade Chauncey; and a grandson, Jordan Jones
Memorial services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, February 21, 2011, at the Community Church, Meade, with Pastor Raymond Gramkow presiding. Cremation has taken place. Private inurnment will take place at a later date.
The family would welcome memorials to the James Edward Chauncey Memorial Fund in care of Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com