Dylan James Chafin, age 33, of Norman, Oklahoma, passed away after a hard-fought battle against acute lymphoblastic leukemia on May 18, 2023, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, surrounded by loved ones.
Dylan was born in Oklahoma City on December 18, 1989, and showcased remarkable athletic prowess from a young age. His talent was revered by those who witnessed his athleticism, and he excelled in both baseball and football, nurturing dreams of one day playing professionally. Dylan graduated from Norman North High School in 2009 and recently set his sights on becoming a valued member of the Costco team in Moore, Oklahoma. Before that, he had already left an indelible impact on his colleagues at Sprouts in both Norman and Oklahoma City, earning admiration for his outstanding qualities and positive influence in the workplace.
As an avid, lifelong Kansas City Chiefs fan, Dylan cherished the special moments spent watching their games alongside his father, creating lasting memories rooted in their shared love for the team. Dylan's passion for life led him to embrace an active lifestyle, finding solace and joy in the outdoors. Whether engaging in friendly rounds of disc golf with friends or immersing himself in the energy of live concerts, he cherished the vibrant experiences life had to offer.
Pets held a special place in Dylan's heart, igniting a passion that burned brighter than most. His love and reverence for his pets and others surpassed the ordinary, as he forged a deep connection with them. Along his path, Dylan discovered new passions, delving into the world of painting a few years ago and more recently cultivating affection for the growth and care of cacti and succulents.
Dylan effortlessly exuded an air of carefree joy, captivating those around him with his quick wit and lighthearted humor. His infectious laughter and knack for finding humor in everyday situations never failed to lighten the mood. Through his humor and artistic expression, Dylan possessed a unique talent for expressing the things that are truly important in life. He subtly and cleverly provoked introspection, reminding us of the importance of cherishing life's simple yet profound moments.
Dylan's authenticity and compassion left an enduring mark on everyone fortunate enough to cross his path. With a heart overflowing with kindness, he had an extraordinary ability to uplift others and bring warmth to any room he entered. His unwavering positivity was infectious, creating an atmosphere of love and hope in even the most challenging of circumstances. Dylan's inner strength and resilience in the face of his battle with leukemia serves as an inspiration to all who knew him, demonstrating his remarkable spirit and determination.
Dylan is survived by his parents, Steve Dick and his wife Kate, Lynnette Nelson and her husband Don, brother Randy Martin and his wife Lina, niece Lana, nephew Kyzen, aunt Jennifer and her husband Scott, uncle Danny, Aunt Sharon, and a host of other family and friends.
Dylan is preceded in death by his brother Cory Chafin, uncle Kent Chafin, and grandparents Maxine Dick, Mary and Roger Alexander, and James Chafin.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00AM, Sunday May 28, 2023, at 5645 Spring Mill Road in Norman, Oklahoma. This event will be in a covered outdoor space, casual attire.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, www.lls.org, or a donation to your local blood bank.
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