Haddock, GA- John “Harvey” Chase, 96, died Tuesday, March 6, 2012. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 4:00PM at Haddock Baptist Church with Dr. Ron McClung officiating. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Haddock Baptist Church.
Mr. Chase was born in Illinois in 1915. He lived in St. Louis, Missouri from 1920 until 1940, attending Soldan High School and Missouri Technical School. A veteran of the United States Navy, he obtained the rank of Chief Warrant Officer, served in World War II and was a Pearl Harbor survivor. Mr. Chase was employed by the United States Army Signal Service from 1948 until 1970. He was stationed in Hawaii for five years and in Germany for two years. He served as government representative at ITT-Federal Laboratories in New Jersey in 1965 and was employed in Washington, DC from 1966 until 1970. Mr. Chase retired from Federal Civil Service in 1970 and moved to Wayside, Georgia where he went into the printing business under the name of Wayside Press. He closed that business in 1985. His wife, Marion Bowen Chase, died in 1993. Mr. Chase was an avid Amateur Radio operator (W4TG) and a member of ARRL, QCWA, OOTC, AARP, and NARFE. He was a former member of VFW, Lions Club and the IEEE. Mr. Chase was a member of Haddock Baptist Church where he served as lesson leader of senior adult Sunday School Class H.
Mr. Chase is survived by his wife of eighteen years, Bessie Hackler Chase; daughters, Carol C. Collins and Joy C. Bolger, both of Northern Virginia and Dr. Gail C. Furman of Washington State University; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a step-daughter and a step-son.
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