I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7
A loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, Daniel Dan Chase was granted his angel wings on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at Our Lady of the Lake hospital. He was 76 and a resident of Baton Rouge. He was born on June 26, 1935 in Natchez, MS to Ben and Audrey Chase. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lilly Waltman Chase who he married January 6, 1956 at First United Methodist Church in Natchitoches, LA. Survivors include his two daughters, Martha Chase Bryant and spouse Kevin Lisa Chase Potter and spouse Gary grandchildren, Jason and Jeremy Blakeney Jake Causey and wife Christon Josh Causey and wife Melinda and Jared Causey great grandchildren, Jade Blakeney Emmie Cooper Trent, Jaycee, and Brant Causey siblings, Martha Chase Moss Edgar Poop Chase sisterinlaw, Louise Cooley and brotherinlaw, William Waltman and wife Faye and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Ben Buck Chase. Dan attended and graduated from Waterproof High School in 1953. He continued his education at Northwestern State University where he received significant recognition through the years including and Honorary Doctorate of Humanities, Long Purple Line, PHD Persons of Highest Distinction, Golden Jubilee Alumnus of 50 Yrs, ROTC Hall of Fame and Daughters of American Revolution Metal of Honor. Over the course of his career, he enjoyed being a head football coach and teacher at Vidalia High School and a coach and teacher at Prescott Junior High School. He was also the founder of Dan Chase Taxidermy Supply and enjoyed success as an entrepreneur by pioneering the mass production of polyurethane mannequins for taxidermy uses. Dan enjoyed deer hunting, Northwestern football and athletics, and most of all spending time with his family. He took great pride in being an active sponsor for Alcoholics Anonymous through which he was able to have a positive effect on countless lives. He also served on the Northwestern State University Foundation Board. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him. Visitation will be at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Highway, on Friday, June 3rd from 5pm until 9pm and will resume at the funeral home on Saturday, June 4th from 9am until service at 10am. Interment will be Resthaven Gardens of Memory Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hope Center in Marksville, LA and Natchez Childrens Home in Natchez, LA. I dont know what your destiny will be But one thing I do know the only one among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve. Albert Schweitzer
My heartfelt sympathy.
Linda Sweeney ManningNatchez, MS
My memories of Coach was that he was a wonderful father, husband and teacher. I used to babysit his beautiful little girls. My sympathies and prayers of comfort for the entire family.
Kathie Hargon ThompsonHouma, LA
Our thoughts and prayers are with you .
Robert Georgia Garrison
Robert Georgia GarrisonColumbu, OH
I will always remember Dan. What a wonderful man.
Lilly my prayers are with you. I know God will surround you
with people who are there for you.
Gail FlowersLafayette, LA
Im deeply sorry for yalls lost. He will be greatly missed by many.
Randy AndrewsLivingston, LA
I have very fond memories of growing up and going to school in Vidalia. Coach Chase was a big part of those memories for me. Dan touched many lives in a very positive way.
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George FranklinBaton Rouge, LA
Coach Chase was a role model for many of us at VHS providing values we kept throughout our lives.
Gods speed coach,
Bill Powell VHS 1960
Bill PowellWimberley, TX
Coach Chase touched thousands of lives...he has the respect of many, many Vidalia Vikings, and will forever be loved.
Jo EnglerthGrand Coteau, LA
Coach Chase touched so many lives in a positive way. He always had a kind and encouraging word. He will be greatly missed.
Susan Irons WebbHazlehurst, MS
Coach Chase was such a kind and gentle man. What a blessing to have had him be a part of our lives.
Betty EversBroken Arrow, OK
To the Family of Coach Dan,
Coach had a positive influence on my life and the lives of my brothers. He will be sorely missed, but fondly remembered.
Donna Kay Yates BettsGeorgetown, TX
Love you guys. May the love of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you always.
Paul Manuela BurasBoothville, LA
I got to know Mr. Dan and Mrs. Lillie when I worked at the Alumni Ctr. He always had a kind word and a smile on his face he just glowed with kindness. He will greatly missed by the NSU and Natchitoches community.
Andy Angie PerotNatchitoches, LA
To a GREAT man who took it one day at a time. A man of great character who was loved and will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you Marty and the entire family. I love you.
JanetteGreenwell Springs, LA
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
M.C. Sky KingGeorgetown, LA
God bless you Mr Dan. I know you will be missed greatly in the rooms. I did not know you personally but I knew your message. Our prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
May the Peace of our Lord be with you.
Cathy Andy TaylorBaton Rouge, LA