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James Marvin Chance

January 11, 1933 ~ November 19, 2021 (age 88)


James Marvin Chance, age 88, resident of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday afternoon, November 19, 2021 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Marvin was born on January 11, 1933 in Haskell, Oklahoma and was the son of James Melvin and Obie Edna (Martin) Chance. Marvin married the love of his life, Wilma Pearl Bates on December 8, 1951 in Coweta, Oklahoma. He was a welder for 30 years and retired in 2000. After retiring, Marvin farmed for several years. He was a member of the Thomas Community Church in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Marvin enjoyed spending time with his family, gardening, and hunting in his earlier years.

Marvin is survived by his three daughters, Diana Lynn Hinton and her husband Larry of Acworth, Georgia, Connie Ann Beene and her husband Frankie of Coweta, Oklahoma, and Sharon Kay Judd and her husband Larry of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; four brothers, Paul Chance and his wife Janice of Porter, Oklahoma, Olen Chance and his wife Kathey of Coweta, Oklahoma, Shorty Chance and his wife Judy of Porter, Oklahoma, and Harold Chance and his wife Pat of Coweta, Oklahoma; one sister, Alice Rogers of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; six grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.   

Marvin was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Pearl Chance; his parents, James Melvin and Obie Edna Chance; and his sister, Helen.

Visitation will be from 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 with the family present from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Brown Funeral Home in Coweta, Oklahoma. Services celebrating Marvin’s life will be at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Thomas Community Church in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma with Pastor Don Couch officiating. Marvin will be laid to rest at Vernon Cemetery in Coweta, Oklahoma. 

Pallbearers are Shorty Chance, Harold Chance, Larry Judd, and Justin Hill.  Honorary Pallbearers are Alice Rogers, Paul Chance, and Olen Chance.

Family and friends may share memories online at The family of James Marvin Chance entrusted his care and services to Brown Funeral Home & Cremations, 210 S. Broadway, Coweta, Oklahoma 74429, 918-486-5515.

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November 23, 2021

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home
210 S. Broadway
Coweta, OK 74429

Family Present to Receive Friends
November 23, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home
210 S. Broadway
Coweta, OK 74429

Celebration of Life Service
November 24, 2021

2:00 PM
Thomas Community Church
32702 E. 61st St. S.
Broken Arrow, OK 74014


Vernon Cemetery
14827 S. 305th E. Ave.
Coweta, OK 74429

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