Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Funeral services for Mr. Wesley “Dub” Chance, 90, of Hornbeck will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, December
18, 2009 in the First Baptist Church of Anacoco with Bro. D.R. Davis and Bro. E.J. Bradshaw officiating. Burial will follow in the Prewitts Chapel Cemetery in Hornbeck under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville. Friends may call
from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 8 a.m. until service time Friday in the Church.
Mr. Chance passed away Monday, December 14, 2009 at Byrd Regional Hospital in Leesville. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Anacoco and
the Leesville Masonic Lodge #240.
Dub was born in Hornbeck on December 15, 1918 to Floyd and Ollie Chance and was the third of thirteen children. He was a 1938 graduate of Hornbeck High School. In 1942 he was called to serve his
country and began his training at Camp Livingston. He was chosen to be in the original 101st Airborne Division, and on June 6, 1944, “D-Day”, Dub was assigned to come in on a CG4A glider when the U.S. invaded Normandy, France. After his service in
France, he received the Bronze Star and the Presidential Unit Citation. During his time in the war, he fought in Bastogne, Belgium at the battle of the Bulge, in Holland, Germany and in Austria. After his time in Germany and Austria, he received six
Campaign medals, including the French Croix De Guerre, and Four European Theatre of Operations Battle Stars. After the war, Dub moved his family to Houston, Texas and after living there for 40 years moved back home to Hornbeck. In 2005, Dub was given
a lifetime honorary membership in the 101st Airborne Division.
Mr. Chance is preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, John Ellis Chance; his son, Scot Chance; his brothers, F.C. Chance, Wilburn Chance, Floyd Chance, Huey Chance,
Allen Chance, and Obie Chance and his sister, Lera Chance Masters.
He is survived by his son, David Chance of Hornbeck; two brothers, Coleman Chance of Anacoco, and Talmadge Chance of Round Rock, Texas; his grandchildren, Kimberly and
John Dickinson, Misty Chance, Wendy Chance and Lisa Chance; his great grandchildren, Hailey Dickinson and John Wesley McFadden Dickinson, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Words of comfort may be expressed to the Chance family
at www.labbymemorial.com