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WADE CHANCEY Obituary
CHANCEY Mr. Wade C. Chancey, 85, died Monday evening (December 17, 2012) at his residence in Folkston following an extended illness. He was a native of Charlton County and had lived most of his life in Folkston. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. Following the war, he won the Eastern Division Heavy Weight Boxing Championship for the Golden Gloves Award in 1946 at the age of 18 years old. Later, Mr. Chancey would retire from the Jacksonville Fire Department and in 1970 and moved home to serve as a Charlton County Sheriff s Deputy and hay farmer for many years. He owned several small businesses in Folkston including Chancey s Bonding Agency which is still in operation. Mr. Chancey was a member of the Georgia Association of Professional Bail Bondsmen, and was active as a member. He was very proud of his earlier participation and donation of land to The Easy Does It Club in Folkston, and Mr. and Mrs. Chancey have been members of First Baptist Church since moving to Folkston. Mr. Chancey was a son to the late Wade Lee Chancey and Almeta McQuaig Chancey. He was the youngest of 13 brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife, Polly Chancey of Folkston; two daughters, Julie Chancey Cardozo of Folkston and Bonnie Chancey Hayes (husband Bill) of Folkston; two grandchildren, Byron Cardozo of Boca Raton, FL and Ireland Chancey Hayes of Folkston; numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday (December 21, 2012) at the First Baptist Church in Folkston, GA. Burial will follow in Sardis Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends at the church Thursday evening from 6 until 8 o clock p.m. You may make donations in memory of Wade C. Chancey to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 401 South 3rd St., Folkston, GA 31537. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com. Music Funeral Home in Waycross is in charge of the arrangements. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Dec. 20, 2012
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