Haney, Charlie

Oct 23, 1947 – Dec 15, 2020

Charlie Loyd Haney

Charlie was born on October 23, 1947. He passed away on December 15, 2020.

Charlie was born at Brooke General Hospital in San Antonio, Texas to Harry Loyd Haney and Deborah Daphne Bowman Haney. At the time of his death, he lived in Irving, Texas with his brother Milton. He was seventy-three-year-old.

Charlie's "army brat" heritage was a point of pride. He spent his childhood in such diverse places as San Antonio, Tacoma, Washington, Bavaria, German, and El Paso, Texas. He graduated high school in Greenville, Texas in 1965. After high school, he attended Tarleton State College, East Texas State University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Southwest Texas State.

Charlie enjoyed military culture and enrolled in high school ROTC in El Paso. He enlisted in the Army in 1971 and served at several bases in the US before his tour in Vietnam. After his Vietnam tour, he served three more years in Germany. He was awarded a Bronze Star for service while in Vietnam, among other commendations.

Charlie was a gifted jazz musician. His love affair with his trombone began in 1960 and lasted the remainder of his life. He played in various local and college bands in Austin and Dallas.

Charlie also had a great love and enthusiasm for politics. During the years he lived in Austin, he was active in the Democratic Party. Even though his health prevented active involvement in his later years, he kept abreast of state and national politics, which he would debate with knowledge and conviction.

Charlie's father preceded him in death 1975 and his mother in 2007. He is survived by his brother, Milton Haney; niece, Jennifer Turley; and great nephew, Dylan Morgan.

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