Dustin Chaney
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Dustin Chaney
  • September 23, 1984 - July 3, 2017
  • Bedford, Texas

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Dustin L. Chaney, born September 23, 1984 in Dallas, Texas died unexpectedly at the age of 32 on Monday, July 3 2017. He moved to Missouri City, Texas as a toddler and spent his childhood growing up in Quail Valley where he started playing soccer at the YMCA when he was five. He quickly developed a passion for the sport, playing both indoor and outdoor soccer throughout grade school and middle school, and serving as a member of the Elkins Knights varsity soccer team throughout High School, until he graduated in 2003. Dustin was a lover of conspiracy theories and a strong advocate for both underdogs and the unexpected. He was creative and handy, making his own matching coffee table, end table and magazine rack in his spare time. He was entertained by random, unusual ideas, and intense about the things and people he loved. He treasured his dog, Zeplin, and was generous with his adoration for his late grandmother, Janet, whom shared his love of reading. They often visited book stores together, reading next to each other for hours. A gifted and talented student throughout his years in school, Dustin was driven by an insatiable appetite for knowledge. A natural critical thinker, and self-described nerd, he was interested in social justice, political discourse, economic policy, clean energy and technology and was unflinching in his pursuits. He maintained a 4.0 GPA at Tarrant County College, where he was on the Dean's List and a member of Phi Theta Kappa and Sigma Kappa Delta, but the accomplishment he loved most was his self-serviced education in all things unordinary, which fueled his imagination when the subjects covered in a traditional school setting could no longer feed his mind. He could and would discuss everything from politics to red necks, black holes to time travel, Jesus to the Illuminati. He was renowned among friends for his phenomenal taste in music, extensive vocabulary and sense of humor, including more than occasionally misusing words to throw people off. Everyone who knew him was drawn to his infectious smile, warm eyes and handsome approach and those closest to him often turned to Dustin for tough love because they knew he would say what they needed to hear, not tell them what they wanted him to say. Dustin proudly worked as a Workforce Manager for the Cenikor Foundation, and was accepted into their leadership development program. In 2014, he transitioned to Oxford International in Fort Worth, Texas, where he worked, until his death, as a Regulatory & Compliance Technical Recruiter. Dustin was his beloved mother's only child and was exquisitely loved by her. Preceded in death by his grandfather, Kenneth L. Peek, and adored grandmother, Janet R. Peek. Dustin is survived by his mother, Cynde Peek Chaney, his father, Steven Chaney, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at two o'clock in the afternoon at The Settegast-Kopf Co. @ Sugar Creek, located at 15015 Southwest Freeway, Sugarland, Texas 77478. In lieu of cut flowers, the family has requested potted flowers and potted plants for use in developing a Memory Garden for Dustin.