John Joseph “Jack” Carney, III
John Joseph “Jack” Carney III, 75, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away and went to our Lord on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.
Jack was born in Danville, IL, on February 11, 1947, the son of the late John Joseph Carney, Jr. and Margaret Mary Ewing Carney. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He earned his wings in 1968. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his heroism in Operation Lam Son 719. Jack enjoyed spending time with the remaining members of the 48th Assault Helicopter Company every November. After his military service, Jack became a hospital engineer in Kansas. Jack retired from a career in real estate development after many years of service. Jack was a member of Chattanooga Elks Lodge No. 91 and served in multiple leadership roles for many years, including as their Exalted Ruler in 2011, and later as Tennessee Elks State President for 2019-2020. He was a member of the American Legion Post #95 of East Ridge. He was a parishioner at Saint Stephen Catholic Church. Jack loved his family and socializing. He enjoyed being a mentor to others and serving his community. Jack was an avid Oklahoma Sooners fan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Darlene May.
He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Dale Carney, whom he married on November 20, 2004; two children; stepdaughter, Kimberly Bateman; stepson, Jeffrey Spaide (Crystal); three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren, Tommy Bateman, Kelsey Bateman, Cassie Spaide, Hannah Bateman, and Christian Spaide; brother, Robert “Bob” Carney (Kathy); a sister, Debbie Grosso; and a brother-in-law, Michael May.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 4 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home. Interrment will be held on Monday, Oct. 3, at 12:30 p.m. in Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors.
Visitation will be held Sunday, Oct. 2, from 2 p.m. until the service hour at Heritage Funeral Home.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorial contributions may be made to Chattanooga Elks Lodge No. 91 Nursing Scholarship or Veterans Fund at 1067 Graysville Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.
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Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Chapel.