Polkton and Cason's Old Field - On Wednesday, July 22, 2020, Gaven Chase Kearney, 17, went to be with the Lord.
Services will be 10:00am Saturday, July 25, 2020 under the portico at Leavitt Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Griffin Cemetery in Polkton.
The family will greet friends from 7:00pm until 9:00pm Friday, July 24, 2020 at the funeral home outside. During the visitation hours family and friends may pay their respects as Chase will be in repose in the chapel and visitors inside will be limited to 20 people at a time with masks and social distancing in effect.
Friends and family may also call on the family at either the home of his mother in Polkton or the home of his father in Casons' Old Field.
Chase was born March 26, 2003 in Richmond County, NC and was a son of Matthew Adam Kearney and Ashley Ruppe Kearney. He was a rising senior at Anson High School and was an employee of Kentucky Fried Chicken in Wadesboro.
Surviving are his parents, Ashley Ruppe Kearney of Polkton and Matt and Marsha Eddins Kearney of Cason's Old Field; his sister and brothers, Kaitlyn Kearney and Jake Kearney both of Burnsville Community and Cameron Eddins of Cason's Old Field; his grandparents, Ken and Felica Ruppe of Polkton, Helen and Walt Podrunchny of Sanford, Susan and Gene Parker of Lilesville, Dennis and Anita Kearney of Patrick, SC and Ray and Marlene Eddins of Cason's Old Field; his great-grandparents, Nancy Brewer of Shelby and Margaret Sellers of Tabor City; his uncles and aunts, Alex Ruppe of Ansonville, Devin and Susan Wicker of Sanford, Walt and Lindsey Podruchny of Greenville, Jonathan and Brittany Coley of Polkton, Joannie Barnhill and Billy and Summer Parker both of Lilesville, Elizabeth Kearney of Belmont and Marla and Zach Milles of Whispering Pines; his cousins, all of whom were very special to him and their families and countless friends.
Chase simply loved being outdoors and spending time with his family and friends. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, playing baseball and football and anything that simply had to do with being on the water.
He made quite an impact on those he came in contact with. One of his coaches shared these words about Chase, "The most important memory I have of Chase was this past year we started the Fellowship of Christian Athletes back at the high school and met every Friday morning. I could count on Chase being there every Friday and he would always bring people in to hear God's word. When asked for a volunteer to pray, Chase was first to raise his hand and pray in front of 100 or more of his classmates. I'm hanging on to the fact that Chase is with God right now and he is doing way better than we are. It would almost be selfish for me to want him back because of the Glory he is experiencing now. I love that kid so much and he is a Champion for Christ."
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Leavitt Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses and that can be done by using the Crowdfunding option on the obituary or by mailing to P.O. Box 274, Wadesboro, NC 28170.
Please note for the service on Saturday seating will be limited and guests may bring a lawn chair for that and the visitation on Friday night.
The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.leavittfh.com