William Lloyd Chauncey
Date of birth: December 30 1960
Date of death: May 8 2019
Beloved husband, father, and friend, William “Bill” Lloyd Chauncey died on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Portland, Oregon, after a prolonged battle with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia. Bill was a gentle giant who never met a stranger. He loved the Lord and lived out his faith by connecting immediately with everyone he met. A humble servant to the core, he sought, found and amplified the best in others.
Bill grew up in Clarkton, North Carolina and graduated from Clarkton High School. He went on to serve his country for almost nine years in the United States Army, achieving the rank of Sergeant. While on Recruiting duty for the Army, he married Bonnie McKinney Chauncey. Together they had one daughter and he adopted her son.
Later, Bill moved with his family to Orlando, Florida, and after the passing of wife Bonnie, he met and married Lois Dinkins Chauncey, becoming the stepfather to her two children. Bill and his family lived several places, most notably in Charleston, South Carolina, where he served the city and guests from around the world as a certified historic tour guide. He also actively and lovingly served as a host parent for The Citadel Military College in Charleston, touching the lives of many cadets and their families. Bill later worked at the Student Health Center for Trine University in Angola, Indiana, where he was beloved by all. Most recently he was employed as a Project Coordinator for CMI in Portland - a job and co-workers he loved. He attended Horizon Community Church, Lake Oswego Campus, Lake Oswego, Oregon.
Bill is survived by wife, Lois, children Xander Chauncey Flynn of New York, New York, Meghan Chauncey Jaggers of Charleston, South Carolina, Jenna Anderson and Daniel Mitchell of Portland, Oregon, granddaughter Cameron Anderson of Portland, Oregon, and mother Margaret Sanderson Pope and sister Sarah Chauncey Thompson of Clarkton, North Carolina. Additional surviving family includes uncle, Fred Chauncey of Raleigh, North Carolina, aunt, Nellie Chauncey Martin of Clarkton, North Carolina, in-laws, Edward and Patricia Dinkins of Lakeland, Florida, and numerous other family members across the Southeastern United States. He is the son of James Lloyd Chauncey who predeceased him.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 11 am, at Horizon Community Church, Sherwood Campus, Sherwood, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Horizon Community Church (ATTN: Music Ministries), Tualatin, Oregon, or DoveLewis ER & ICU Animal Hospital, Portland, Oregon.
19 tribute candles have been lit
Candle lit by Staff at Crown Memorial Center Our sincere condolences.
Candle lit by Lois Chauncey I Love You
Candle lit by Jessica Durham So glad I was able to meet, work with, and become friends with Bill. A true Southern Gentleman. I will see you again someday.
Candle lit by The Pilotte Family God bless you Mr. C. You are cherished us all. God bless. Chauncey Company, 2008
Candle lit by Dean and Debbie Sasser We love you always and will continue until we meet again. Fly high ANGEL...
Candle lit by Dean and Debbie Sasser We have loved you always and will continue until we meet again. Fly high ANGEL...
Candle lit by The Skelly Family We love you so much Mr. C! You have been and example of love and generosity. Your example lives in all of us you have touched. We cherish you and your family.
Candle lit by Margaret S. Pope Bill I have almost made it through Mother's Day without hearing from you. Lois called and it meant so much to me. I love you and plan to see you one day soon.
Candle lit by John, Becca, Jeremy, and Kyle Peters Our family is losing your family in our thoughts and prayers. Bill made everyone's day with a big smile and hug. We will see him again . . . No doubts about that . . . Romans 8:38-39
Candle lit by Dina Panagopoulos You have touched so many lives with your love and kindness. Your smile and presence lit up every room you walked into. Now you light up heaven with your smile. I feel so blessed that God brought you and your family into my life. I will miss you, until we meet again.
Candle lit by Billie Boothe He had the best smile and laugh. He fit in anywhere he was. He will truly be missed by everyone.
Candle lit by Karen and Kaitlin Hamilton Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Bill, and your loved ones.
Candle lit by Liz bullard Bill you were loved by many and you will be missed by many. Prayers and love to your family.
Candle lit by Diane Smith I am so sorry to learn the news. Bill was a special man and while our time together was short I always appreciated his laughter and gentle spirit . I know there will forever be a hole in your hearts. Y’all left a lasting legacy with Breakfast w Santa as it is still going strong and has raised thousand of dollars for charity in the Low-country. Sending prayers for peace and comfort!
Candle lit by The Ken Merkel family - Katherine, Valerie, Ken & Jennifer Bill Chauncey will always be remembered for his big personality, his appreciation of history, love of family and his amazing ability to do a Herkie at a cheerleading competition. He was a dedicated family man who will be remembered as a man who loved life to its fullest! Our heartfelt condolences are with his family. Love and Peace, The Merkel Family
Candle lit by Rosemary Bengtson I remember you Bill when you were in Boy Scouts. You brought joy and enthusiasm to all. Rest easy. Your work is done here. Fly high.
Candle lit by Xander I love you, Dad.
Candle lit by Jenna Rest easy, dad. We miss and love you.
Candle lit by Gina Jacobs We love you Bill. You touched each of us with your smile and your contagious laughter. Your sense of humor made people not only laugh, but felt like they had known you for years even if it was your first meeting. We will never forget the wonderful man you were and please know we are all better people just from knowing you. I love you my friend. Rest easy in Heaven for you are now pain free.