William Thomas Chaney

William Thomas Chaney, age 75, of Lansing, MI passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 8, 2022. Bill was born on May 25, 1947, in Eaton Rapids, MI the son of Duncan and Louise (Ferrel) Chaney. He was raised in Eaton Rapids where he graduated class of 1965. Bill went on to proudly serve in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and served from 1966 to 1968. He worked for the US Postal Service in Eaton Rapids as a mail carrier for 35 years. Bill was a car enthusiast and loved working on his 1965 Chevy Impala SS. He enjoyed taking it to car shows and often had it parked on Main Street in Eaton Rapids throughout the summer. After retirement, Bill worked for Shaheen Chevrolet as a car porter which gave him the opportunity to drive all kinds of unique cars. He was also a sports fanatic and enjoyed Michigan State Basketball and the Detroit Lions. Above all, Bill loved his family and especially cherished the time he spent with his two granddaughters.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Bruce Chaney.
Surviving is his son, Donavon (Sarah) Chaney; granddaughters, Makenzie and Emily Chaney; companion of 20 years, Carolyn Davis; brother, Art (Cindy) Chaney; sister, Nellie (Jose) Marez and numerous extended family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 19, 2022, at Skinner Funeral Home, Eaton Rapids with visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Roscommon County Veterans Office C/O County Treasurer in memory of Bill. To share memories or leave condolences please visit www.SkinnerFuneralHome.com.