Jack Herbert Chaney, 81, of Mtn. Grove and Cabool, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at the Kabul Nursing Home.
He was born on March 3, 1932 in Douglas County, Missouri, the son of the late James and Bertha (Smallwood) Chaney.
Jack joined the U.S. Army in 1952 and served two tours in Korea where he was involved in the “Pork Chop Hill” and “Inchon Landing.” He was very proud of his time in the Army and his service to his country. After receiving his honorable discharge in 1960, Jack returned to Mtn. Grove.
Jack was united in marriage to Faye Massey on June 4, 1966. He started working at the Producers Creamery in Cabool where he remained until his retirement from DFA. He enjoyed his job and his coworkers, who nicknamed him “Boney.” After retirement, Jack continued to stay busy with some part-time jobs and a lawn care business. He took pride in mowing and trimming his yard and always kept it immaculate. He always enjoyed getting in his truck and driving all over the country side and visiting with neighbors and friends. He attended Pleasant Home Freewill Baptist Church.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Faye; three brothers, Walter, Bill and Roy; and two sisters, Faye Woods and Jewell Loomis.
He is survived by nieces and nephews, Letha Melton and husband Jim, Lyle Loomis and wife Pat, Pete Loomis and wife Faye, Virginia Thurman and husband Jim, Aleta Gregory and husband Jess, Richard Woods and wife Ann, James Woods and wife Vicki, Vanetta Sponsler, and Jim Chaney and wife Juliana, as well as many great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews and his special buddy, Eighlan Melton.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 3, 2013, at the funeral chapel with Rev. Gene Edwards officiating. Pallbearers were Bob Crowe, Carl Elliott, Eddie Rodgers, James Woods, Josh Melton and Jonah Melton. Interment with full military honors was in Stubbs Cemetery near Mtn. Grove under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool,.
Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.