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Doyle Chaney

November 14, 1933 — January 12, 2024

Doyle Farrell Chaney was born in West Point, Alabama on November 14, 1933. He always considered West Point in Cullman County his home, and was called "Pie" Chaney by those who knew him in those years. He was proud of his upbringing on the farm and had a lifelong love of nature and gardening. As a young man, he served as a Marine earning a meritorious commendation as a Sergeant within two years. He attained his higher education through hard work and determination. He studied at Auburn University, St. Bernard College, UAB, and Birmingham School of Law. He was accomplished in several careers, first as a chemist for Republic Steel, then as business owner of two Shell Oil service stations, a real estate investor, and an attorney who practiced law for over 40 years. Doyle Chaney is survived by his wife of 68 years Melba Stallings Chaney, his son Curtis Doyle Chaney (Pam), his daughters Joan Bynum (Curtis) and Janet Mauldin (Allan); his sister Mavis Chaney King, age 100; five grandchildren Molly Bynum Cook (Ben), Celia Bynum Osborn (David), Lacey Chaney Barnes, William Chaney (Addison), and Olivia Mauldin; five great grandchildren Emma Kate Cook, Hannah Cook, Sam Cook, Anderson Osborn, Teddy Osborn.

He was a man of strong opinions with a soft heart. He loved to tell a good story and was known for his wit and laughter.

A hardworking, intelligent man, Doyle used his hands and his sharp mind to help and advise others who were in difficult situations. All his family, friends, and clients knew they could count on him to use his good judgment and ability to resolve problems. At a young age his grandson Will called him "a fixer man," and he truly was a lifeline in so many ways for his loved ones and many others.

He loved Melba Stallings Chaney beyond measure and devoted himself to her. They married over 68 years ago on June 18, 1955, and their great love grew even stronger with each passing year.

He was a loving father who sacrificed to provide for his family and taught his children and grandchildren the value of independent thinking, the importance of hard work, and how to be devoted to family. He loved camping with his children and grandchildren, and even built an RV when his children were young. In their later years, Pie and Melba enjoyed spending time together at their home on Smith lake and in their Trussville home where they welcomed their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren to visit with them. They spent every Saturday evening together listening to gospel music that speaks to us of our eternal home in heaven.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Visitation

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

1:30 - 2:00 pm

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home

1591 Gadsden Highway, Birmingham, AL 35235

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home

1591 Gadsden Highway, Birmingham, AL 35235

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