GASTONIA - McClaron "Junior" Chaney Jr., 80, of 2328 Pineville Court, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 11, 2013, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
He was a native of Gaston County, born Aug. 2, 1932, to the late McClaron and Ida Hinson Chaney Sr.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers and sisters, Fred Chaney, Dewey Chaney, Ralph Chaney, Justin Chaney, Leroy Chaney, Irene Chaney and Glenn Chaney.
He retired from Wix with over 46 years of service; he served two years in the US Army as a Corporal.
Junior was a born again Christian all his life and a member of First Assembly of God Church Gastonia. He taught Sunday school over 30 years and was a Sunday school superintendent at various times and taught special Bi-ble Studies throughout his years.
Survivors include wife of 58 years Ruth Mason Chaney; daughter, Robin Chaney Culbertson, and husband Alvin.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday at Withers & Whisenant Funeral Home.
A celebration of life service will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday at First Assembly Church Gastonia with the Rev. Bobby Smith and Dr. L.J. Barnes officiating.
Interment will be at Gaston Memorial Park with military honors by the Gaston County Honor Guard
Pallbearers will be Jamie Dellinger, Jerry Dellinger Jr., Brian Mason, William Mason, Tony Chaney and Glenn Chaney.
Honorary Pallbearers Frank Shuford and Jack Costner.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com.
The family is being cared for by Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Rd Gastonia, 704-864-5144.