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August 13, 2013

James Chancelor ‘Chance’ Toles

James Chancelor ‘Chance’ Toles passed from this life on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, in Bethany, while finishing a 100-mile bike ride as part of Spin Your Wheels, an annual charity event raising money for The Children’s Center in Bethany.  Chance was born on July 6, 1977, in Ripley, to proud parents James and Rene Toles.  He was an avid athlete growing up playing basketball, baseball and running cross country for Ripley High School where he graduated with the class of 1995.  That same year the Lord called Chance to become a child of His, and he was baptized into the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn at the Colorado church camp meetings. After high school he attended Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa, where he met his best friend and future wife, Raynee Moody. They were united in marriage on May 15, 1999 in Purcell.  Chance and Raynee were blessed with a beautiful daughter, Pasley Raynee Toles on Oct. 3, 2003, and from that day forward their lives would never be the same.  

Chance was kind-hearted, thoughtful and generous person. He truly gave from the heart, and showed it by giving the most precious thing he had … his time. He could often be found coaching little league baseball or working with the SaBaR Youth Triathlon Team. He loved to do triathlons and restore his 1966 Mustang. One thing that made Chance so special was he didn’t do these things alone; many of his life’s accomplishments were shared right alongside his wife and daughter. He loved to watch Pasley grow up, and when she became older he took great pleasure in seeing her race and swim.  Chance was persistent, and his perseverance drove him to complete numerous triathlons, marathons, and even his first full Ironman race in 2012. He was training for the Ironman Tahoe, where he was a member of the “Tahoe Dream Team.”  

Chance worked for ADT Security as an installation team manager and served on the State Alarm Board (OKBFAA) as the second vice president. He held a manager level certification of the Oklahoma State Alarm Industry and always took great pride in his work.

Chance is survived by his loving wife, Raynee, and daughter, Pasley, of the home; parents, James and Rene Toles; siblings, Andy Toles and wife Mallory, and Amber Thompson and husband David; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Richard and Theola Rodgers, and Bill and Dolores Toles.

Arrangements for Chance and his family were placed in the care of the Vice family at the Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman. Services will be held 2 p.m., Thursday at Journey Church, 3801 Journey Pkwy, Norman. Interment to follow services at Sunset Memorial Gardens, 2301 E. Indian Hills Rd., Norman.  The family has requested that memorial donations be made to SaBaR Triathlon (nonprofit), McClain Bank, P.O. Box 722800, Norman, OK 73070.  Online condolences may be shared at

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