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Douglas Wayne Chaney

August 28, 1958 January 31, 2018
Douglas Wayne Chaney
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Douglas Wayne Chaney, 59, passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at his residence. Born August 28, 1958, Doug was a native of Estill County, and a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was strong in his faith, and was a member of New Heights Church in Berea. He made it known to all that God's purpose for him was to minister to others, which he did daily. He was a true missionary. Doug was a veteran of the United States Navy, where he served full-time and with the Naval Reserves for 10 years before being honorably discharged in February 1986. He was awarded the National Reserve Meritorious Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, 1st Good Conduct Award, Navy Rifle Marksmanship Ribbon, and according to him, he was also the #1 'tater peeler' on the ship. During this time, he served the following ships: Azores Naval Air Station; Naval Facility at Argentina, Newfoundland; USS Biddle, a guided missile cruiser out of Norfolk, Virginia; Jacksonville, Florida Naval Air Station; and the USS Yosemite, a destroyer tender out of Mayport, Florida. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 79, and a proud member of the Honor Guard. He was a retired rural mail carrier for the United States Postal Service. He often would boast about never missing a day's work, and how proud he was to serve the residents of Estill County for 29 years. He loved bluegrass music, his family and the Kentucky Wildcats. Doug was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Betty Chaney, and the following brothers and sisters: Doris Sears, Paul Kenny Kuykendoll, and Joyce Sasser of Hamilton, Ohio. Survivors include his wife, Crystall Chaney, his children, Becky (Joe) Crawford, of Irvine, Christopher (BJ) Chaney, of Richmond, and Corey (Mary) Hacker of Mt. Vernon; his grandchildren, Camble Crawford, Teagan Crawford, Andrew Chaney, Kyser Chaney, Ethan Martin and Acacia Hacker. He is also survived by a brother Darold Chaney of Hamilton, OH, and sisters Charlotte Waldridge of Lawrenceburg, KY, Joyce Sewell of Corbin, KY, Janet Parrish of Frankfort, KY, and Bonnie (Gary) Sallee of Irvine. Doug also leaves behind his mother-in-law, Barb (Rick) Schrink, of Brodhead and a host of nieces, nephews and special friends. Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, February 3, 3 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home. Friends may call between 1-3 PMon Saturday at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home in Irvine, KY. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Doug's name for Memorial Day Flags distributed by the American Legion, Post 79, in Estill County. Checks for these can be mailed to: 730 Miller's Creek Road, Irvine, Kentucky 40336. Donations may also be given to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital by visiting donors.stjude.org.

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