James Lynn Chance, 71, of Quincy, formerly of Blandinsville, passed away, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy. He was born Aug. 29, 1945, in Macomb to Carl and Veola McCullum Chance.  
Surviving to mourn his passing are two nieces, Debra DeCounter and Melanie Ball; two nephews, Greg Chance and Mike Ball; one sister-in-law, Sara Chance, and several great -nieces and great-nephews.
Lynn was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Ronald Chance; one sister, Karlean Ball; one sister-in-law, Janice Chance, and one brother-in-law, Jack Ball.
Lynn served his country in the United States Air Force from 1966 to 1970, he was stationed in Thailand for a period of time. He was a member of the Farm Bureau, the Blandinsville American Legion. He loved the time he spent with his friends playing cards and having a good time. He also farmed with his dad.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, April 27, 2017, at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester. Military rites at the grave by the Macomb American Legion and the Macomb V.F.W. Friends may view and sign the register book at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday. Memorial is to the Blandinsville Veterans Memorial. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com