James Darrell Chaney of Waco passed away March 8, 2019 surrounded by his family. A graveside service will be held Monday March 11, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. with burial at Waco Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday March 10, 2019 at Pecan Grove Funeral Home, 3124 Robinson Drive, in Waco.
James was born October 29, 1929 in Whitehall, Texas to James Marvel Chaney and Jewell Cox Chaney. He had two brothers Carroll Chaney and Charles Chaney plus one sister Jane Chaney Wright who all preceded him in death.
On February 11, 1950 he married his wife and sweetheart of 69 years Billie Cotten Chaney. Together they had two sons James Michael Chaney and wife Brenda, Earl Wayne Chaney and wife Sue. He was preceded in death by a daughter Patricia Lynn Chaney. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Michal Leigh Chaney Smith and husband Matt, Adam Wayne Chaney and fiancé Claire, and Kaci Elizabeth Chaney Faichtinger and husband Jeff; along with four great-grandchildren Kailyn Nicole Smith, Jase Wayne Chaney, and Addyson Brooke and Hunter Gage Faichtinger.
James spent his working days in the cattle business, primarily buying cattle for Miller Meat Company of Waco. Until his death, you could find him at Waco Livestock watching the cattle sale or at his favorite morning coffee shop with his famous “half a cup so it stays hot”.