Durward Duane Chancey, better known as "D.D", resident of Bryant, died sept. 18, 2018 in Henryetta at the age of 86. He was born May 26, 1932 in Bryant to Henry Jackson Chancey and Sybil Alice (Jones) Chancey.
He is preceded in death by his parents H.J. Chancey and Sybil Chancey and wife of 20 years Florene Alice Chancey.
He is survived by two sons, Dusty Chancey of the Bryant Community and Devin Chancey and wife Beverly of the Bryant Community;
six grandchildren: Misty Reece and Husband Anthony of Plano, Texas, Mindy Johnson and Husband Mark of the Bryant Community, Denton Chancey and wife Courtney of Edmond, D. Dalton Chancey and wife Cassie of Johnson, Okla., Drew Chancey and wife Brittney of Glenpool, Aimee Chancey and partner Damon Mouss of Henryetta; eight great-grandchildren: Jase Johnson, Lane Johnson, Cora Chancey, Graham Chancey, Eleanor Chancey, Elizabeth Moser, Olivia Moser and John Chancey and longtime friends Dale and Kathryn Turner of Holdenville as well as a host of friends and other relatives.
He remained a lifelong resident of Bryant except for an eight year period Coaching in Ivanhoe, Texas and one year at Stidham.
He began his 31-year career as employee of Graham Public School in 1964 serving first as Social Studies teacher and coach then assuming the position of Principal and finally Superintendent, a position he held for the next 24 years, retiring in 1995. After becoming superintendent he retired from coaching, but in 1989 and continuing thru 1992 he coached the Graham High School girls through three very successful seasons as a state ranked team each year. In 1977 he followed one of his dreams of becoming an Auctioneer and Real Estate Agent. Pallbearers wil be Dusty Chancey, Devin Chancey, Denton Chancey, D. Dalton Chancey, Drew Chancey, Mark Johnson. Honorary pall bearers will be Dale Turner, Bob Cunningham, Phil Agee, Don Smith, Jack Pangle, Robert Sutterfield, Stan White, James Mankin, Damon Mouss
Family will be greeting friends Sunday evening, Sept. 23 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 24, at the Henryetta First Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Hunnicutt, officiating. Interment will follow at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Weleetka under the direction of the Rogers Funeral Home.