Billy Gene Chase



Billy Gene “Turtle” Chase, 82, died Friday, July 28, 2017, at his home. Born in Lenoir County on October 13, 1934, he was the son of Gurney and Elizabeth Anderson Chase. He was a veteran of the US Army and had worked in construction and vinyl siding installation. Mr. Chase loved fishing and hunting, working in his yard, and playing cards.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Betty Joyce Barrow Chase; children, Renee Chase of Snow Hill, Betty Jean Vick of Hookerton, Randy Chase of Snow Hill and Scotty Chase of Stantonsburg; a brother, Gurney R. Chase and wife, Minnie Lee of Kinston; grandchildren, Jennie Vick of Hookerton, Westley Penny of Maury, Carl Vick of WV, Jessica Penny of OK, Kristie Chase Tetterton, Ashley Chase Tilghman, Austin Sauls, Samantha Chase, Savannah Chase, Tiffany Welsh, and Timothy Welsh, all of Snow Hill; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Graveside Services will be held 2 PM Monday, July 31, at the Rollins Family Cemetery located on New Hope Road, LaGrange, NC. The family will receive friends immediately following the service and other times at the residence, 326 Mewborn Church Road, Snow Hill.

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