Wyley Douglas Chaney “Opa” – October 9, 2017

Wyley Douglas Chaney “Opa”, 62, of Amarillo died Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

Services will be Saturday, Oct. 14 at 10 a.m. at Hillside Christian Church in the chapel, 6100 S. Soncy Rd., Amarillo, TX with Dr. Charles Jones officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Wyley was born March 29, 1955, in Amarillo, TX to L.D. and Wavanee Chaney of Amarillo.  Wyley married Pegi Nikirk of Amarillo on June 8th of 1973.  She was the love of his life and they recently celebrated 44 years of marriage.  They had two children, Apryl and Dale.

Wyley worked at Pantex for 43 years.  Twenty-three of those were for the Pantex Fire Dept.

He was the chaplain for the Panhandle Fireman’s and Firemarshals’ Association (PFFMA) for 20 years and managed the PFFMA relief fund for fallen and injured fire fighters.  He was also the Chaplain for Randall County fire dept. for 16 years.  When Wyley retired in May of 2017 from PFFMA, he was honored to have the PFFMA relief fund re-named the Wyley Chaney relief fund.

He was ordained as a music minister in 2004 and served as a music minister until December of 2016.

He sang with the Top of Texas Quartet, Easy Street Band, the Atomic Garage Band and the Route 66 Rockin Country Nights show at the Big Texan. Music was the second love of his life and he enjoyed singing and performing whenever he had a chance.

He is survived by his wife, Pegi Chaney of Amarillo.  His son Dale of Amarillo.  His daughter Apryl and her husband Gabe Mendoza of Amarillo.  His grandkids, Corgen Chaney of Amarillo, Whitney Chaney of Childress, Jaxson and Lauryn Mendoza of Amarillo and his nieces Jenna Struble and husband Shaun of Dallas, TX and Torri Hodges of Woodland Park, CO.

Wyley was a friend to everyone, and he never met a stranger.  He loved helping his fellow firemen and was honored to serve them for many, many years.  He loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and shared his faith with everyone he met.   He was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Wyley Chaney relief fund at Texas Plains Federal Credit Union at 804 S. Madison Amarillo Texas, or donations can be mailed to PFFMA P.O. Box 98 Canyon, TX 79015

The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, at the funeral home.

9 Responses to “Wyley Douglas Chaney “Opa” – October 9, 2017”

  1. BOB WASHBURN says:

    Saying goodbye to someone we love is heartbreaking. May you find comfort in all the special memories shared with Wyley for 44 wonderful years.

    Bob & Taeko

  2. Shirley Myers says:

    I loved to sit and listen to Wyley sing. His music has ministered to me for many years and I have been blessed to know him. I am praying for you during this difficult time. Love to you all. Shirley Myers

  3. Shawnah Wright says:

    Wyley, thank you for all you have done for my family and marrying my Kaylee bird! We will miss you greatly! Love The Parker’s and The Wright’s

  4. Mindy Cox Odom says:

    Wyley made such a positive impact on my life. He was an amazing musician, leader, believer, father, husband, friend, fireman…every role he played in life was done with excellence. I am so blessed to have known him and the rest of the Chaney family. You are all in our hearts and we are praying for the Lord to give you healing and comfort.

  5. Bill cherry says:

    Deepest condolences to the family. From bill cherry and family

  6. Karen Porter says:

    I remember when we were young married couples attending Sunday school together at Hillcrest Baptist Church together. Wyley could keep us going through thick and thin. He always had a smile on his face. I know he is up in Heaven singing in God’s choir now.

  7. Brenda G. Stewart says:

    Peggy and family I offer you my deepest sympathy in the loss, of a Dad,Brother,Husband, Son and Son-in-Law. His music touched my heart in a special place. His music was always so uplifting, and through his music, he will be remembered with lots of Love and appreciation. I will be with you in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for sharing him with the rest of us.

  8. Judy Nikirk says:

    My thoughts are with you and prayers.
    Sorry I am unable to attend.
    Luv
    Judy N

  9. Sharla Hayes Collins says:

    So very sad to hear this news:( Remembering some great times with Wiley and Pegi…too many to mention, but he could always make you laugh! Yes, he did Love Jesus and sharing something about his faith, every time we were together! Heaven gained a great one! Our thoughts and prayers, Sharla and Sandy and Family

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