Memorial services for Sam Martin Chaney, 41, will be 4:00 P.M., Friday, January 30, 2015 at First Presbyterian Church of Kingwood, 5520 Kingwood Drive, Humble, TX. Dr. Jim Davis will officiate. Visitation will be 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M., Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Kingwood Funeral Home, 22800 Hwy 59N, Kingwood, TX 77345.
Sam was born November 15, 1973 in Port Arthur, TX and passed away on January 21, 2015 in Shreveport, LA. We will miss Sam, especially his dry sense of humor that kept us laughing, his creativity, his kindness, and the laid back way that he approached life. He was loved and respected as a Son, Brother, Nephew, Boyfriend, Co-worker and Friend.
He is gone much too young, but had wonderful experiences during his 41 years. Sam was an avid fisherman and enjoyed hunting. He traveled with friends and family in the Caribbean and all across the US. He enjoyed annual Father/Son fly- fishing trips in the rugged mountains of Wyoming, trout fishing on the Platt River, and saltwater fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. He loved playing Texas Hold’em and Fantasy Football, and was gracious as a winner or loser. He was a New Orleans Saints fan and enjoyed watching football with family and friends. He could often be found spending time with all of his friends at Molly’s. Other favorite past-times were biking, gardening, and reading Stephen King and Lee Child novels.
Sam was respected at work as a Quality Control Inspector at ExpressJet. He held leadership roles as the Steward for the Mechanics of Teamsters Local 19 in Shreveport and he was the Union Representative for all mechanics at ExpressJet in the Aviation Safety Action Program. He was seen as a mentor to many over the years. His co-workers appreciated how he approached situations with a calm, thoughtful, and confident demeanor. He built bridges with relationships across departments that made everyone’s job easier. Sam rarely used extra words in conversation, and they appreciated that conversations with him were meaningful. Sam was professional, objective and knowledgeable but will be most remembered at work for his calm approach and his gift with relationships.
Sam is preceded in death by his grandparents, T.E. and Frances Chaney of Monroe, and A.L. “Shorty” and “Boe” Wilbanks of West Monroe.
Sam is survived by his parents, Floyd and Glenda Chaney of Kingwood, Texas; sister, Cinnamon Chaney of Santa Monica, CA; aunt and uncle, Marjo and Jim Stephens of West Monroe; girlfriend, Sarah Rollins of Shepard, Texas.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to University of the Ozarks, 415 N. College Ave, Clarksville, AR 72830, www.ozarks.edu, Please specify on check or website: Sam Chaney Memorial for JLC.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.kingwoodfuneralhome.com.

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