Guy Cheney

Obituary of Guy William Cheney

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Guy William 'BILL' Cheney III, age 65, of Lenoir, and formerly of Boone, passed away Friday, January 28, 2022 at Caldwell UNC Health Care in Lenoir. Born June 14, 1956 in Elmira, NY, he was a son of Guy William Cheney, Jr. and the late Janet Wheeler Swan. Bill owned and operated his landscaping business named Geronimo. He was a great animal lover, and especially close to his heart were his dogs. When he was able, he enjoyed hiking and exploring the great outdoors. Bill is survived by his father, Guy William Cheney, Jr. of Horseheads, NY; his step-father, Wayne Edward Swan of Boone; sisters, Christina Volpi of Millers Creek and Katherine Mann & husband, Ted, of Elmira Heights, NY; brothers, Edward Cheney of Hawaii, and Timothy Swan and wife, Tammy, of Mooresville; and sisters, Melinda Whitehead and husband, William, of Wake Forest and Jennifer Swan of Knightdale. He was preceded in death by his mother, Janet Wheeler Swan; and brothers, Matthew and Danny Cheney. Graveside services for Bill Cheney will be held Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 1 o'clock at Woodlawn Cemetery in Blowing Rock. Rev. Tom Bartlett will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Watauga Humane Society, PO Box 1835, Boone, NC 28607. Online condolences may be shared at the website Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Cheney family.
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