Chase Havard

July 2, 1998August 9, 2018
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A Celebration of Life for Chase Lane Havard, age 20, of Nacogdoches will be on Saturday, September 1, at 2:00 pm at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel. Bro. Bill Shaw will officiate the service.

Chase passed away in Florida on August 9, 2018. He was born on July 2, 1998.

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If you ever met Chase Lane Havard you would have remembered him. He lived life with everything he had. He was well mannered, polite and a blessing to be around. In spite of being born with “Short gut syndrome”, he did not let much keep him down. At the age of three he received a transplant that allowed him to live a mostly normal life. He could swim, go to church, ride bulls, play guitar, play video games. Chase loved music and history just to name a few things. He was always willing to engage in something new. He graduated from Bruce E. Ball high School in Miami, Florida. He had the type of personality that everyone admired and he was highly thought of. He even enjoyed cooking and was offered a chance to learn about Peruvian cooking in another country when he got well.

Chase’s dream was to become Gastroenterologist and Transplant Surgeon. At the age of 18, his body rejected his organ. He had the opportunity to receive another transplant. Chase then spent last two years of his life in Holtz Children’s Hospital. The last 8 months of his life were spent in the PICU. He was so admired by staff and patients while he was there that a new program is being established. The Chase Havard Big Brother Program to help connect older kids with younger kids who are going though similar experiences. Though Chase’s life on earth was brief, he will not be forgotten. He leaves with us a great example of not giving up and being the best you can be every moment of everyday.

Chase is preceded in death by his great-grand parents, Hanson and Jean Teague, Alvie and Agnes Perementer, Sr.; grandmother, Janice Teague; and great aunt, Vicki Mumford.

He is survived by his mother, Karry Lynn Teague, father, Jason Denman Havard; brother, Zachary Teague; sisters, Morgan Havard, Maddison Nabours; grandfather, Garland Teague, grandmother, Marilyn McDowell; aunts, Kellie Harrison, Kristi Teague, Kayla Teague; uncles, Pacer Johnson and wife Lacy, Bucky Johnson and wife Briget and a host of extended family and friends.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, September 1, 2018

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Cassandra Brook

November 6, 2018

I don’t know what to say! I have spent many days wondering what to say! I met Chase online as we both had similar health issues. Chase became my daily rock and I can only hope I was his too! He made me laugh constantly and really understood me when I didn’t understand myself! I couldn’t have asked for a better friend or person in my life and I shall forever keep his wise words in my heart! Definitely he was wiser than his years! I send my love to all the family and feel free to get in touch any time if you need anything! My love to you all!

Jessica Saunders

September 1, 2018

It’s completely devastating to have to be writing this. Chase was the most beautiful amazing person in the world I couldn’t of asked for a better friend even tho we where completely at the different sides of the world every day seemed like we where together. Chase was always on the end of his phone whenever I needed him for anything. I don’t know how I would of got though some of the things in my life without him. I will forever be grateful to Karry for letting me come visit Chase in the hospital and send as much time as I could with Chase THANK YOU Karry.
Chase you will always be my soulmate and best friend MY FOREVER AND ALWAYS
I will miss you every single day and I am SO SORRY I can’t be there for you today but I had to fly home to England for school. Sending his family lots of love and support I’m always here for you if you ever need me.

Monica Forte

August 24, 2018

Its devastating to think that our boys have left us here on earth and yet I rejoice in the fact that they are together in the heavenly arms of our Lord and Savior awaiting on us... Chase was the most loyal, devout, loving, caring and humbled young man that I have ever met other than my sons...The love he had for his family, friends, his mama and his home back in TEXAS was pure ...

I so wish the circumstances of our sons' outcomes would've been different...They were the STRONGEST on the floor and too see and witness their departure is something that will never leave me .... I do know that both our sons' Chase and Tony were deeply rooted in their faith, their political views and their family...and my Tony was 12... They both were wise beyond their years...

GOD knew when he granted us our son's and knew how strong we were to care for them, provide and protect them that they Chase and Tony taught us things we would've NEVER known had it not been for them. They opened our eyes and the eyes of SO many that they will continue to inspire many for years too come... They are more alive now than they ever were here and they truly believed in our heavenly father and the WORD and for that as much as we are all in pain for their departure from us we have to believe in what they believed in to, otherwise it was all in vain and that's something they did not and would never do!

Our hearts/thoughts and constant prayers will ALWAYS and FOREVER be with Karry, Garland , Zachary and Morgan...Although states of PA & TX may separate us until we are reunited with them ,our hearts will be forever bonded with all of you LOVE The Forte Family!