BRYAN COUNTY, OK -- Richard Chase, 71, died Saturday morning.
His family tells News 12 they believe he died of health issues.
Chase, a Vietnam Veteran, was a former editor of the Atoka County Times and the Durant Democrat and had recently been writing special features in Durant's newspaper.
He also worked for the Big Five Community Services and once served as the president of the United Way of Bryan County.
His funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at Brown's Funeral Home in Durant.