Chase Everette Cavender

Chase Everette Cavender, of New Braunfels, TX passed away the morning of June 17, 2018.  A Celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 25, 2018 at the Carleen Bright Arboretum (The Pavilion) located at 1Pavilion Way, Woodway, Texas. 

Chase was born on June 23, 1989 in Wharton, Texas.  He graduated from Tolar High School in 2007 and attended North Texas Community College, as well as Austin Community College.  He did what he loved, working as a sound and stage technician for a professional touring act in the Country music scene.

On August 28, 2017, Chase married Kate Tompkins at sunset overlooking Lake Travis.   Following their marriage, a few short months later, they welcomed their perfect baby boy. The excitement and pride he felt for baby son, Gaston Gruene, was no surprise to anyone. 

Chase was high-spirited, easy going and the life and laugh of every party.  Being around his friends and family, which he cherished, was his favorite part of life.

Chase is survived by his wife, Kate, and son, Gruene of New Braunfels; mother, Tracey Upchurch and Charlie Pruett of Granbury; father, Ronnie Cavender of San Marcos; Stepfather, Coy Upchurch of Granbury; brothers, Josh Cavender of Plano and Cade Cavender of Stephenville; sister, Kylee Upchurch of Granbury; grandparents, Glenda and Jim Bowen of Waco; mother and father-in-law, Lisa Bryant and Darrell Lynn Tompkins. He also is survived by his aunts, Cami Bowen and Brad Mason of Lake Dallas; Jill Goss and husband, Cameron, of Waco; Valerie Pagle and husband David of Wharton; Connie Cavender of Bay City; and uncles, Wade Bowen and wife, Shelby of New Braunfels and Travis Cavender and wife, Roseann of Angleton.   He will be dearly missed by his cousins, Rocky Yackel and wife, Miranda of LaVernia; Whitney Pomrenke and husband, Jon of Austin; , Morgan Pagle of Houston; Melissa Holesovsky and husband, B. J of Danbury;  Jarrett Cavender and wife, Jennifer, of Lake Charles, Louisiana; Justin Cavender of Angleton; Carson Bajer  of Waco; Collin Bajer of Fayetteville, Arkansas; Caycee Bajer of Lake Dallas; Bruce Bowen and Brock Bowen of New Braunfels, Bowen Goss and  Bryce Goss of Waco.

He was preceded in death by grandfather, Malcolm Cavender and grandmother, Genelle Cavender.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for you to contribute to the Scholarship fund in the name of Gaston Gruene Cavender established at Community Bank and Trust of Waco, P. O. Box 2303, Waco, Texas 76703. You may also donate to the fund through the GoFundMe campaign at  Please sign the guestbook at