Dan Gilbert Chaney, 90, of Ocilla, Georgia, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Tift Regional Medical Center, in Tifton, Georgia.
Funeral services will be held 2 PM, Saturday, June 16, 2018, at Lax Community Church in Lax, Georgia, with his grandson, Marcus Tucker and the Rev. Donnie Pridgen officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday evening, from 6 PM until 8 PM, at the funeral home in Ocilla.
Mr. Chaney was born February 22, 1928, in Irwin County, Georgia, to the late Mose & Nellie Jones Chaney. He lived in the community all of his life and was a farmer and carpenter. He enjoyed sharing his love for the Lord, by ministering to the Lax Community and helping those in need. Mr. Chaney enjoyed hunting, fishing, telling stories and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of Lax Community Church.
He is survived by his children and their spouses: Herman & Sally Chaney of Wray, Danny & Arlene Chaney of Ocilla, Patricia & Marston Tucker of Lax and Phillip Chaney of Ocilla; grandchildren: Jennifer Chaney, Amanda & Tommy Clements, Daniel & Heather Chaney, Marshan & David Sullivan, Marcus & Tammie Tucker, Tiffany & Mike West, Colton Chaney, and Hunter Chaney; great-grandchildren: Callie Cooper, Kaitlyn Cothern, Kylie Cothern, Abby Chaney, T.J. Clements, Tyler Martin, Lexi Chaney, Alex Chaney, Dani Lei Chaney, Lorin Tucker, Erin Tucker, Julia Sullivan, Madalyn Sullivan, Holly Sullivan, Conner West, Tucker Dowdy, and Tyler West. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Susie Chaney; two brothers and six sisters.