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Steve Michael Chaney

September 3, 1949 ~ March 20, 2021 (age 71)

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Steve Michael Chaney, 71, of Belmont, passed away on Saturday, March 20, 2021. He was born in Mecklenburg County on September 3, 1949, the son of the late James Howard Chaney and Inex Hicks Chaney. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sons, Steve Howard Chaney and Jeffrey Scott Chaney; and his siblings, Frances Ervin, Jimmy Chaney, and Iris Chaney. Steve served his Country in the United States Marine Corps, serving in Vietnam, was a member of the American Legion, Post 144, Belmont, and later retired from Hanes Brand. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and riding motorcycles. Above all, he enjoyed staying home and spending time with his beloved family. 

Steve is survived by his wife of 46 years, Patsy Chaney; daughter and son-in-law, Tammie and Buddy Baker; son, Dan Chaney; daughter, Dana Chaney; sisters, Kathy Miller, Marsha Goble, Sylvia Wilson; grandchildren, Kevin, Michael, Alex, Faith, Abbi, Kylen, Hayley, and Kayley; and one great grandchild.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. at Benson Funeral & Cremation Services of Mount Holly. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home, with Pastor Sherman Branch officiating. Interment will follow, with military honors, at Salisbury National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Steve's memory may be made to Friendship Baptist Church, 5008 S. New Hope Road, Belmont, NC 28012.

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March 30, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Benson Funeral

Funeral Service
March 31, 2021

11:00 AM
Benson Funeral

March 31, 2021

1:00 PM
Salisbury National Cemetery
501 Statesville Blvd.
Salisbury, NC 28144


Friendship Baptist Church
5008 S. New Hope Road, Belmont NC 28012
Tel: 1-704-825-3276

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