Chemotherapy slowed his cancer's progress, however, and he lived to celebrate his 46th birthday in December. That month, he posted on his NewsOK blog: "I'm still alive, but my health has really been slipping in the last two months. Hope to get some posts out soon, but I rarely feel like writing."
He is survived by his wife, LeAnn; a daughter, Maddye, and a son, Ford.
Plans for the funeral service are pending.Jim Chastain: Life is Real