Carl was born November 1, 1931 in Gallipolis, son of the late John L. and Georgia Hilton Cheney. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving during the Korean conflict. Carl was a retired school bus driver and a TPW at the Gallipolis Developmental Center. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion.
Surviving are his children, Carl L. (Liz) Cheney of Syracuse, New York, Tim Cheney, Richard (Brenda) Cheney, Carla (Paul) Finnicum and Delman (Susana) Cheney, all of Gallipolis; four granddaughters, Brianna Brock, Jessica (Tony) Lloyd, Jennifer (Joey) Riffle, Karlee Lloyd; three grandsons, Johnn Paul Finnicum, Joseph Finnicum and Keagahn Lloyd; his sister, Dottie Locke of Gallipolis and his former wife, Sara Cheney of Gallipolis.
In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded in death by two sisters, Lil Cheney and Enabell See, and two brothers, Junior Cheney and Ray Cheney.
Services will 1 p.m., Friday, February 3, 2017 at the Willis Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Voss officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 6:00 to 8 p.m. There will be military services by the VFW Honor Guard.
Pallbearers will be Don Cheney, John Cheney, Gary Cheney, Stormy See, Smoky See, and Marvin “Bubby” Baird.
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