Franklin — Chase L. DeBeck, 26, died unexpectedly November 30, 2018 in his home. He was born December 15, 1991 in Ellsworth. Chase was the son of Kimberly S. DeBeck and step-son of Richard M. Taylor.
He graduated from Sumner Memorial High School, class of 2010. He had a huge love for video games, music, friends, Superman, Chinese food and Crown Royal Apple. Chase had an outgoing infectious personality that lfe a long-lasting impression. On March 31, 2017, Chase’s life changed forever. He was in a horrific accident that claimed the life of one of his best friends, Kirk Chandler. As a result, Chase spent the next 20 months of his life as a quadriplegic, proving to everyone around him the amazing strength and courage he possessed.
Chase is survived by his mother Kim; brothers, Tanner L. King and Mathew D. DeBeck of Franklin; uncles, Christopher K. DeBeck and wife Sarah of Bucksport, Donald I. DeBeck and Stephen T. DeBeck both of Eastbrook; many cousins; and his life-long best friend, Christopher H. Boucar of Franklin. He was predeceased by his grandmother, Ruth E. (Hammond) DeBeck; grandfather, Robert H. DeBeck, Sr. and uncle, Robert H. Debeck, Jr.
Chase’s family would like to extend a huge thank you to the friends that came together as a family for him and them to make sure Chase lived as happily as possible.
A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.