Lawrence R. Chance, 96, retired engineer technician for Boeing, Derby, passed away Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013.
Visitation 1-8 p.m. Tuesday; funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, both at Smith Family Mortuary, 1415 N. Rock Rd., Derby.
Larry was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Navy. He loved life and the outdoors, stayed active, and served Salvation Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence, Sr. and May Chance; brothers, Ward and Charlie; son, Carl, and great-grandson, Douglas.
Survived by: his wife, Leska; children, David Chance and Lynn (Linda) Chance; grandchildren, Carmen Murray, Michelle Wilson, Craig Chance, Cody Ray Chance; great-grandchildren, Portia, Brock, Courtney, C.J., Chad, and Sara-Anne; great-great-grandchildren, Lexi, Skyler, Zach, Matthew, and Brynlee; sister, Maryann Reuther.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established with Salvation Army, 1739 S. Elpyco St., Wichita, KS 67213, and VFW Post #7253, 101 S. Baltimore, Derby, KS 67037.
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