University Mourns Loss of Chase Reel

Chase Reel
Chase Reel's family

Chase Reel

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas community is grieving the loss of Chase Reel, who died over the weekend after being shot in his home in Fayetteville on Saturday, Oct. 3. Reel was a student in the Sam M. Walton College of Business and a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

"I was shocked and saddened to hear about the death of a member of the University of Arkansas community, Chase Reel, who was killed in Fayetteville this weekend," Chancellor Joe Steinmetz said. "The suspect is in custody but that provides little solace in the wake of such a senseless tragedy. I know the thoughts and prayers of so many are with his family and friends as we grieve this unimaginable loss of life."

"The UA Greek Life community would like to send our condolences to the family of our fellow Razorback, Chase Reel," said Parice Bowser, director of Greek Life. "He was such a brave young man who valued brotherhood and was such a joy to be around. Chase was deeply loved by family, friends and his fraternity. He will truly be missed beyond measure."

The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9 at the Hudson Cemetery in Moreland, Arkansas. Memorials may be made to:

RussBus
P.O. Box 10231
Russellville, AR 72812

The online obituary and guestbook are available on the Shinn Funeral website.

We thank the family for assisting with this message of condolence as we know many in our community are deeply impacted by Chase's passing.

Contacts

John F. Thomas, manager of university communications
University Relations
479-575-7430, jfthomas@uark.edu

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