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E. A. Chaney Jr.

July 15, 1934 ~ September 11, 2022 (age 88)


Earmer Asher “E.A.” Chaney Jr, 88 years old, passed away September 11, 2022 in Abilene, Texas. He was born on July 15, 1934 in Reagan County to Earmer and Gladys Chaney.

 E.A. was drafted into the Army in 1957 and served his country until 1964. He owned the Chaney Arena in San Angelo, Texas. E.A. started riding horses in parades and rodeos when he was 8 years old and continued his rodeo career until the age of 55. He spent the majority of his life teaching cowboys and cowgirls how to ride steers, bulls and bareback horses. His favorite bull he owned was “Danny”. He continued caring for his cows and dogs throughout his life and those interests kept him and Hazel occupied. 

E.A. served as a Deacon in the Church of Christ in San Angelo for many years. He was a Christian man and enjoyed attending the Salt Branch Cowboy Church hearing Corey Smith preach since he witnessed Corey growing up as a young child. E.A. was known as a “hero” to many young men in his family and he prayed over his family.

E.A. was a loving man to his family. He is survived by his wife of 65 years Hazel Chaney, his three daughters: Rhonda Pollock and husband Tony of Abilene, Sandra Garrett and husband Buddy of Cross Plains, and Mitzi Chaney and husband Steve of Abilene. He also has eight grandchildren: Jason Pollock, April Bennett, Michael Seaton, Samantha Adams, Candace Pair, CW Smith, Kaci Polk and Cody Garrett. He had 23 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Wanda, and daughter Janna Chaney Seaton, and honorary grandson Daniel Seymore.

The family would like to thank Hendrick Hospice Care in Abilene, Texas. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Starbuck Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at Starbuck Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be held at 11:00 A.M.  Thursday, September 15, 2022 at Salt Branch Cowboy Church off Wimberly Road in Merkel, Texas, burial will follow at Stith Cemetery.


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September 14, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Starbuck Funeral Home Chapel
1022 N. 2nd
Merkel, TX 79536

Funeral Service
September 15, 2022

11:00 AM
Salt Branch Cowboy Church
1434 Wimberly Road
Merkel, TX 79536

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