Peter Martin Cheaney, 79 joined the Heavenly choir July 12, 2022. He was born February 6, 1943 in New York, New York to J.H. Cheaney and Margie Mulvilhill Cheaney.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his loving wife and soul mate of 56 years, Jackie Holden Cheaney; son, Martin Cheaney (Jan); daughter, Marcy Boatman (Randy); brothers, Jim Cheaney (Danis), Joey Cheaney (Becky); sister, Theresa Galbraith (Johnny); six grandchildren, Brady Boatman, Chelsie Cheaney, Brooke Carter (Krisjan), Alison Cheaney, Lance Cheaney, Baylee Boatman; two great grandchildren, Lukas Hernandez and Harper Boatman.
He is remembered for his big personality, big voice, big faith, and big heart. Every room he entered was filled with laughter. Even though Peter’s accomplishments ranged from serving in the United States Air Force Band to being a nationally-recognized bass soloist and trombonist, his joy and infectious personality are what made him the man he was. He savored every moment of life with his family and the countless people he befriended along the way.
After earning a music degree from Texas A&I University, Peter’s career path began at Rockport-Fulton ISD where he directed the band and choir and ended in the oilfield where he worked his last 40 years. An unparalleled work ethic and spirit of excellence defined his every job and hobby. He had endless gifts and faithfully used every one for the glory of God.
His greatest attribute was his ability to love and serve as a husband, dad, son, brother, Pawpaw, uncle, and friend. His love was unconditional and he never missed an opportunity to spread the joy of the Lord. Through his strong faith and steadfast example, he led a family who adored him and built a home overflowing with laughter and love. Peter was one of a kind and larger than life. Well done, good and faithful servant.
Visitation will be held from 12:00-7:00 p.m. with family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 15, 2022 at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home. Funeral service will begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 16, 2022 at Crossroads Church (417 N. Houston St). Interment will follow at Prairie View Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.charliemarshallfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements entrusted to:
Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes and Crematory
2003 W. Wheeler Ave.
Aransas Pass, Texas 78336