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Whitten Timberlake Chapel

7404 Timberlake Road, Lynchburg, VA

OBITUARY

David Leslie Chase

April 2, 1953March 25, 2018
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David Leslie Chase, 64, of Lynchburg passed away while on a cruise with his wife.

Born in Newburyport, MA, April 2, 1953, he was the son of the late Lewis Furlong Chase and Frances Louise Champoux Chase. David was a retired Chief Petty Officer from the US Navy where he served as a Cryptologic Technician. He later retired from the US Postal Service after 17 years of service. David would select a needy family each year on his mail route to prepare a Christmas meal for as well as provide presents to the children. He was also a passionate student of military history. David was a member of Thomas Road Baptist Church where he sang in the choir for a number of years.

He is survived by his wife, Phoebe Chase of Lynchburg, one son, Richard D. Chase of Lynchburg; one daughter, Michelle Douglass and her husband Scott of Forest; one brother, Alan Chase of Cambridge, MA; one sister, Diane Chase of Lynchburg and three grandchildren, Riley Douglass, Taylor Douglass and Isabella Douglass.

A service celebrating his life will be conducted at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday April 8, 2018 at Whitten Timberlake Chapel, after which the family will receive friends until 6:30 p.m.

A graveside service with military honors will be conducted at a later date in the Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Amelia, VA.

The family requests those wishing to make memorial contributions to please consider either the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org or Gleaning for the World, P.O. Box 645, Concord, VA 24538, www.gftw.org.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Service Sunday, April 8, 2018

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Bill Rader (CTRC Ret.)

April 27, 2018

Served With Dave At Clark AFB In The Mid-Seventies. He Was A Good Shipmate, 4.0 Sailor and a Great Guy. My Deepest Sympathy Goes Out To His Family. May He RIP.

Linda Frey

April 11, 2018

To the family of 'Mr. Dave",( as we the White Rock community so affectionately called him.)
I was very sadden today to learn of his passing and that he had already been eulogized. However, my family and I remember him as a very loving and God-fearing servant of our community. He was our mail carrier for many years and watched our children grow up. Mr. Dave was always very attentive and dedicated to preforming his job with the highest respect for each of us. When his health begin to fail he would say," Pray for me today, not feeling my best". When he decided to retire, all of us were disheartened because more than anything else we were losing a daily friend. He was not only our mail carrier but someone we shared a great rapport.
May each of your hearts be made joyful knowing that he prepared for his eternal departure and has left a beautiful legacy!!
Linda (Harris) Frey and Family

Steve Sahli

April 3, 2018

Very sorry to read the news about Dave. We are the same age. I was stationed with him on Guam, about 1980-1982. I met Phoebe also. I also think Phoebe worked at the enlisted club on base at San Miguel when I was there about 1973-1975. Ironically, I've been to Lynchburg several times visiting my brother and his children. I live near Fort Meade, Maryland.
Sincerely,
Steve Sahli

Paula Johnson

March 31, 2018

No words can express to the family how the customers of White Rock Hill Neighborhood are feeling right now! We were saddened to hear of our mailman passing away. David was good to us all and we tried to take care of him when he was sick at work and sometimes could barely make it up and down our stairs. He brought our families turkeys for Thanksgiving and presents for the holidays. He will always hold a place in our hearts because he was good to us, even inviting us to sing on the live Christmas Tree at his church! He ministered the word of God to us when We needed it and we are truly grateful to Mr Chase. To his family Thank you for Sharing him with us

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