Services for Berkley "Chick" Chaney, 84, of Canton, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at First Baptist Church of Canton with Pastor Mike Roberson and Bro. Ronnie Daniell officiating under direction of Eubank Funeral Home, Canton.
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Burial will be in Haven of Memories, Canton.
He passed away July 5, 2014, at his home.
Mr. Chaney was born June 27, 1930, in Canton to Elmer Benjamin and Mary Corine Berry Chaney.
He graduated Canton High School in 1947. Chick was employed by Canton Motors from 1947 to 1951. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1951 during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1955. He was married to Joy Henderson on Aug. 25, 1951. Chick owned and operated a Gulf station in downtown Canton, known as Canton Gulf Service, from 1956 to 1966. He then moved and opened a new station, known as Chick's Gulf Station, on Interstate 20. Gulf later sold to Chevron and it became known as Chick's Chevron and Convenience Store. In 2007 he retired.
He was a volunteer firefighter, served on the board of directors for Traders State Bank and Bank of Van Zandt. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Canton. Chick was privileged to travel to many countries with Gulf Oil and Chevron along with his wife and son, Terence, and the Canton Eagle Band, which added so much pleasure and joy to his life.
Surviving are his wife, Joy Chaney, of Canton; sons, Tim Chaney, of Canton, Tracy and Samantha Chaney, of Conroe, Terence Chaney, of Tyler; grandson, Stephen Chaney, of Tyler; great-grandsons, Luke, Landon and Skylar Chaney; sister, Modine Montgomery, of Canton; nephews, Billy Montgomery, of Canton, Gene and Mary Montgomery, of Canton; nieces, Kalynn Montgomery, of Canton, and Patricia and Billy Mills, of Houston.
Chick was preceded in death by father, Elmer Benjamin Chaney; and mother, Mary Corine Chaney.
Pallbearers are Dr. John Turner, John Marshall, Joey Myers, Terry Jackson, Jack Etheridge, Tim Ellis, Raymond Pruitt and Jeff Webster.
Honorary pallbearers are David Calvert, Wayne Pullen, Joe Bob Bailey, Glynn Harris, Gary Alfred, Mark Sandlin, Hugh Sparkman, James Carroll and Keith Wagner.
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on July 8, 2014
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