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William Adam "W.A." Chancellor

June 27, 1926 ~ May 6, 2019 (age 92)

William Adam “W.A.” Chancellor, 92 of Hartford, passed away Monday, May 6, 2019 at Signature Healthcare of Hartford. He was born on June 27, 1926 in Rockport, Kentucky to the late Henry Lawrence and Sophia Fulton Chancellor.

W.A. was a graduate of Rockport High School and a member of Centertown Baptist Church. He began farming at the age of 12 and continued throughout his life.  Mr. Chancellor was a United States Army Veteran where he served in occupied Japan during World War II. In 1951, W.A. began working for Peabody Coal Company as an office manager at Ken Surface Mine, where he later retired. Mr. Chancellor was Past Master, Secretary of Rockport Masonic Lodge #312 F&AM and a member of McHenry Masonic Lodge #800 F&AM.

Aside from his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Chancellor; one grandson, Richard Anthony McConnell and his sister, Sarah Frances Hall.

Survivors include his children, Clark (Mike Pierce) Chancellor of Smiths Grove, Melissa (Bill) Kirk of Crawford, Texas and Judy (Donald) McConnell of Henderson; three grandchildren, Tina McConnell Goldman of Henderson, Angela Kirk (Robert) McMeen of Cross Roads, Texas and Nicole Kirk (Jim) Bateman of Austin, Texas and eight grandchildren; Taylor, Trey, Ryan, Ethan, Marissa (Eric), Travis, Lawson and Bennett.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, May 10, 2019 at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with Rev. Lealin Geary officiating. Burial will follow in Echols Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Ohio County Honor Guard. Friends may visit with Mr. Chancellor’s family from 4-8 P.M. Thursday and from 9 A.M. until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home. Masonic services will be held on Thursday evening at 7 P.M.

Online messages of condolence may be left for the family of William Adam “W.A.” Chancellor by visiting his memorial tribute at

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