Lonnie L. Chance Jr,
, HPROA member, Lonnie “L.J.” Chance, Jr., 85, passed away, Monday, June 16, 2014. Lonnie Chance joined the Department as a member of Academy Class #15 on May 21, 1956, and retired April 6, 1979. After retirement, he served as Chief Deputy of Shelby County Sheriff’s Department. He was currently serving as a Community Service Coordinator for both Shelby and Panola Counties. He is the father of Retired Senior Police Officer Gary W. Chance who retired on December 18, 2004 and Retired Police Officer Wendell R. Chance who retired May 15, 2000. He is also the uncle of Senior Police Officer Edward Glenn Chance who retired March 30, 2013, Senior Police Officer Erol Chance assigned to the Clear Lake Division and Retired Sergeant Russell G. Chapman who retired August 28, 2004.
The body is entrusted with Watson and Son’s Funeral Home 1554 State Highway 7 East, Center, Texas 75935, telephone number (936) 598-4331. Web Link
Visitation for family and friends will be held within the Main Chapel of Watson and Son’s Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at First Baptist Church, 117 Cora Street, Center, Texas 75935, on Thursday June 19, 2014, at 1:00 p.m.
Burial will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery, Center, Texas.