Retired JSU Psychology Professor Lee Chaney Passes March 4


Published in The Anniston Star on March 6, 2012

CONCORD, NC-- Mr. Lee Chaney passed away Sunday morning, March 4, 2012. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at All Saints Episcopal Church, 525 Lake Concord Road, Concord, N.C. where Lee and Mary were members. The family will receive friends at the church at 9:30 a.m. and the funeral service immediately following at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend Nancy Cox. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Born on April 6, 1934 in Charlotte, N.C., he was the son of the late Elmer and Moselle Chaney. Lee graduated from Concord High School in 1952 and from Elon University in 1956 with a degree in education. He received his Master's in Psychology from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Lee was Professor of Psychology at Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama for over 40 years. Lee had a great passion for music and was a collector of keyed musical instruments – some dating as far as the 1830's –is nothing if not a study of past human life and culture by the recovery of remaining materials. Lee maintained an anecdote or a detailed history for each of his instruments – four of which will be designated to the Smithsonian Institute one day. While living in Alabama he gave many organ concerts throughout the South.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary McCants Chaney and his sister, Ann Chaney Brewer. Lee is survived by his son, John Chaney, of Greer, South Carolina and his sister, Susan Chaney Love, of Concord, N.C. and numerous nephews and one cousin. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to All Saints Episcopal Church, 525 Lake Concord Road, Concord, NC 28025. Condolences for Lee may be left at Wilkinson Funeral Home is serving the family.

Photo- Lee Chaney (courtesy)