Carl Darwin Chase, 65, died October 9, 2021 at the Baptist Hospital in Elizabethtown, Kentucky of complications from Covid-19. He was a kind man, always giving of his time to help others and serving in his church.
He was born on August 10, 1956 in Boise, Idaho to Ralph and Karen Isa Chase. He spent most of his childhood and teenage years in Provo, Utah and Pueblo, Colorado. He loved playing church basketball, driving his red Barracuda and riding his horse, Speedy. He worked part time after school at A&W/Kentucky Fried Chicken.
He was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a mission for the Church in the Tempe, Arizona area from Nov. 1975-1977. He loved serving the people of Arizona. He served in multiple positions in the Church throughout his life. And even at this moment, is embarking on his newest mission.
He liked riding his motorcycle and Trial bike in the canyons. He loved going to family reunions. He also loved any history involving aircraft carriers. He watched Bonanza, JAG and Star Trek reruns faithfully.
He met his eternal sweetheart, Sylvia Jones in Highland, Utah while serving in the young single adult program. They married on August 16, 1978 in the Provo, Utah Temple for time and all eternity. He and his lovely wife had 7 children, whom they adored. Creating snow slides in the yard, giving rides on the four wheeler, going out to eat and camping are some of their favorite memories. He was the best grandpa that loved to play and rough house with the grandkids. He accepted and loved each new in-law that came into the family. He frequently told others, “in my humble opinion, I have the best family in the world”.
He worked as a truck driver for a machine shop for Kennecott Copper. He then worked his way up in multiple industries to management and eventually worked most of his adult life at Huish Detergents. Later in life, he worked as a truck driver. He loved the opportunity it gave him to travel and see family along the way. In every endeavor, he gave his all to being the best and learning his craft.
He loved to serve. He would volunteer to serve any chance he could. He helped with multiple natural disaster clean-ups in the South. He volunteered with the Rescue Squad in Dyersburg, TN for multiple years. Later, he volunteered as a reserve sheriff’s deputy for the Dyer County Sheriff's Department for over 15 years. He made many lasting relationships and had a deep respect for those in public service.
The family would like to thank all the friends and family that have shown an abundance of support through this difficult time. The many hugs, messages, memories shared, food and love have been a boon to us all.
He is survived by his wife and 7 children: Bethany (Aaron) Thompson, Moab, UT; Heidi (David) Laird, Las Vegas, NV; Carole (Chad) Balls, Salem, UT; Ryan (Leslie) Chase, Dyersburg, TN; Spencer (Kristen) Chase, Reno, NV; Caitlin (James) Ambrose, Dyersburg, TN; Hillary (Jay) Brewer, Elizabethtown, KY; 24 grandchildren; siblings Lynn Chase, Laura Bawden, Brent Chase, Kevin Chase and Dean Chase. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Elizabethtown Stake Center for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2950 Shepherdsville Road, Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701. Family and friends may visit with the family at the visitation October 15, 2021 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. or prior to the funeral service from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.. Interment will be held October 23, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Highland City Cemetery, 6300 West 11000 North, Highland, Utah 84003
The family would also like to thank the dedicated healthcare professionals at the Baptist Hospital for their care of their beloved husband and father.