Chase Andrew Vaden entered this world on August 6, 1992. He helped complete our beautiful family of three boys. Chase never allowed himself to be the baby. He was determined to be as big and as strong and as mature as his two big brothers, Justin and Ryan.
His youth was consumed with anything sports. He had the privilege of playing on a select team called “The Bombers”. Many of these young men started playing together at 7 and remained friends until the end. Sports remained a passion throughout his adulthood. He enjoyed attending any of his favorite Texas teams: Dallas Stars, Texas Rangers, and the Dallas Cowboys.
He graduated from Temple Christian School in May 2010 and then went on to receive his bachelor’s degree at University of North Texas. He joined the Kappa Sigma Fraternity while attending UNT.
Chase loved to travel. He had the privilege of traveling to Germany when he was 17 years old. He loved the mountains and would snowboard whenever possible. Throughout all his travels, he would continually seek out fellow fraternity brothers.
Chase was a gift to all of us. He would do anything for anyone. He had a huge heart and a beautiful smile. We were all blessed to have him in our lives. Our hearts are broken, but we find comfort knowing we will ALL be going Home to Heaven one day where we will be rejoined.
Chase squeezed as much life as possible within the 28 years he walked with us. His journey on earth has been fulfilled, but he will forever live on in our hearts.
He leaves behind his dad and mom, Bill and Melanie Vaden. His two brothers, Justin Vaden and Ryan Vaden. He was also blessed with two “Adopted” sisters, Amanda Bateman and Becca Davis. His grandmother, LaVerna Vaden and his grandfather, Tommy Smith. There are numerous family members including aunts, uncles, cousins and many more.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Glenda Ann Smith and his paternal grandfather, Clayton Leon Vaden.
His Pall Bearers will include some of his closest friends. Josh Meraz, Dylon Beamesderfer, Haden Johnson, Hudson Johnson, Murphy McCabe, and Seth Simmons. Honorary Pall Bearer is Colby Corbell.
Pastor Stan McGehee, Jr will be officiating the services.