F L Chase Jr.
July 30, 1946 – March 6, 2018
F.L. Chase was born in Vallejo, CA on July 30, 1946. His parents, Floyd and Eula Chase raised him and his sister, Sheila Chase in Benicia, CA. Floyd’s job in the Army required that the family move to Tooele, UT when F.L. was in high school. F.L. graduated from Tooele High School and attended college at Weber State University. He majored in Political Science and was active in student government. It was at Weber State that F.L. met his future wife, Pamela Riordan. F.L. and Pam were married after college and had two children, Chris Chase and Tiffany Chase (Ray). They shared a beautiful life and raised their two children together until Pam’s death in February, 1993. In 2004, F.L. was introduced to Theresa (Terry) McCracken by her daughter, Claire. He was immediately smitten with Terry and they became inseparable. The couple was married by a family friend in December, 2010.
F.L. loved his work. He was a leader in business and enjoyed personnel management, sales, marketing, operations and project management. His career led him to senior management positions in a multitude of industries with companies like JC Penney, Dr. Pepper, National Convenience Stores, Coca-Cola, Blockbuster and DAVACO. Working with these companies allowed him to travel and relocate often. F.L. spent the majority of his life in the Dallas/Frisco area, however he also lived in Houston, TX, Alexandria, LA, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Chicago, IL, Baton Rouge, LA and Melbourne, Australia.
F.L. loved to live his life to the fullest. He enjoyed eating out, watching movies, playing or watching golf, discussing politics, organizing his vast collection of football and baseball cards (a hobby he maintained for over 25 years), traveling and a good glass of Scotch. F.L. loved spending time with friends, especially golf outings, lunches with former business associates and staying in touch with those whom he had met over the years. F.L. loved his second wife Terry, whom he referred to as “MY Terry” or “MY bride.” He considered himself a blessed man for the amazing life they shared together. F.L. loved his children and he was incredibly proud of Chris and Tiffany, along with their spouses, Kristen and Matt and was selfless in his support and dedication to them. He loved his bonus daughters, Claire and Fiona and he shared a unique bond with them as well as their spouses, Andy and Don. F.L.’s grandchildren referred to him as Papa, Papa C, Grandpa or “F.L.”. He had the innate ability to connect with each of them in a special way. He was a real life Superhero in their eyes and when he was around them, they had his complete attention. F.L. loved Jesus and knew that he would be accepted into God’s heavenly kingdom.
This husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather and friend was surrounded by love in life and in death. He will be remembered by those who knew and loved him as a caring, kind and compassionate man. He touched the hearts of many and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
F.L. Chase was preceded in death by his first wife, Pamela Chase.
He is survived by his wife, Terry McCracken of Frisco, TX; his son Chris Chase and daughter-in-law Kristen Chase of Little Rock, AR; his daughter Tiffany Ray and son-in-law Matt Ray of Cypress, TX; his bonus daughter Fiona Allen and son-in-law Don Allen of Arlington, TX and his bonus daughter Claire McCracken and son-in-law Andy Pettigrew of Houston, TX; his grandchildren, Linzy, Jackson, Channing, Lake, Mason, Beth, Meredith and Mark. He is also survived by two great grandchildren, many relatives and special friends too numerous to count.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the UAMS Foundation Fund for Otolaryngology Research at 4301 West Markham St., #716, Little Rock, AR 72205.
Or give online at giving.uams.edu.
- FL Chase Saturday, March 24, 2018
F L Chase Jr.
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March 14, 2018
My step-father was so wonderful to me. I will never forget his wry smile, his wicked sense of humor and his devotion to my Mum, every time he saw me. he would say "I don't know what I would do without my Terry. I love her so much."
He gave me my first golf clubs, made sure my car was detailed every birthday, was always on the other end of the phone if I needed anything. He was my support during terrible dark times and my cheerleader in the best of times. I called him Dad because he really was a father to me. He was so excited when I met my husband Andy, whom he adored. F L did me the honor of walking me down the aisle when Andy and I married, despite chronic pain and physical limitations caused by his disease.
Through him, my sister and I were blessed with 2 new younger step-siblings, their spouses and children, whom we love dearly.
My sincerest thanks go out to everyone who has offered prayers, blessings, support and condolences during his hospitalization and recent passing.
March 13, 2018
I remember the wonderful evening Scott and I had with FL , Terry and Claire at Ruth ‘s Chris Steakhouse . Scott , being an avid golfer and FL had lots to talk about.
A very dear person.
March 13, 2018
March 13, 2018
Mr F. L. it was an honor to know you and know your family . We loved our Mr F L! Having a contest to see who could eat the Hottest Crawfish in Villa Platte . Watching Movies at yalls house and taking us to see George Strait in Houston and Randy Travis In Alexandria. Golf Games with the guys in Alexandria. Having faith In our family to watch over beautiful and sweet Tiffany ❤️ For a short time. You taught me the word Accountable and I’ll never forget it! A wonderful man and it was an honor🙏
March 8, 2018
My heartfelt prayers go out to all of FL's family. This was a truly wonderful man that influenced my life. Worked with him at DAVACO and continued to keep in touch thru Don Williams and Facebook. This amazing man was so kind, gentle and understanding and will be missed greatly. All my love and prayers to his wonderful family in this time of need. I hope you all understand the impact he had on so many lives. He was one of the GREAT ones. My heart also aches at this loss.
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