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LtCol John Alfred “Al” Chancey USMC (Ret)

Robert Byrd, Sunset Memorial Park Funeral Home and Crematory

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Date: Aug 24 2023 3:02 PM

LtCol John Alfred “Al” Chancey USMC (Ret)

The family will receive friends at Sunset Funeral Home starting at 2:00-4:00 pm on Sunday, August 27, 2023. Funeral services will begin at 4:00 pm on Sunday in Sunset Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Josh Alderman officiating. Military Honors will follow in Sunset Memorial Park. Burial will take place at Old Center Church in Newville, Alabama following the Military Honors.

LtCol John Alfred “Al” Chancey USMC (Ret), a resident of Dothan, Alabama passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, at a local hospital. He was 86 years old.

LtCol Chancey was born in Henry County, AL to Amos Esto and Ressie Bayne Chancey. He graduated from Newville High School and Chipola Junior College before entering Naval Flight Training in Pensacola, FL. Upon completion of flight training in June 1959, he received his Naval Aviator wings and accepted a commission in the US Marine Corps. Two days later he married his high school sweetheart and lifetime companion of 64 years, Norma Ruth Danzey.

He proudly served his country during a distinguished military career that included assignments throughout the US, the Far East, and as a Naval Attaché in the American Embassy Athens, Greece. Throughout his military career, he continued to pursue his education and graduated from California State College, Fullerton with honors.

LtCol Chancey gave generously of his time to the community, with a special interest in service to veterans. He was an active member and supporter of several veterans’ organizations.

In addition to his parents, Amos and Ressie Chancey, LtCol Chancey is preceded in death by his grandson, Branden Chancey.

A loving husband father and grandfather, LtCol Chancey is survived by his wife, Norma Ruth Danzey Chancey; children, Linda Darlene (Jim) Murray, Cynthia (John) Hurst, Beverly (Chris) Watola, John Alfred Chancey, Jr., Michael (Wendy) Chancey; grandchildren, Ryan, Matthew, Amber, Christopher, Jonathan, Rachel, Ashley, and Casey; siblings, Melissa Key, and Lamar (Lynne) Chancey; and several nieces and nephews.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Old Center Church Cemetery Fund at 764 County Road 89 Newville, Alabama, 36353, or to Timber’s Drive Church at 1461 Timbers Drive Dothan, Alabama, 36301.

Robert and Toni Byrd · Sunset Memorial Park

1700 Barrington Rd, Midland City AL · (334) 983-6604

LtCol John Alfred “Al” Chancey USMC (Ret)

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