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John W. "Jack" Chinery

April 24, 1948 ~ March 1, 2021 (age 72)


The following obituary is being posted as a courtesy to the Chinery family. The Miller-Rivers-Caulder family extends their love and sympathies to Mr. Jack & Mrs. Cammie's families. All online tributes will be forwarded to the family. 


John W. (Jack) Chinery (72) passed away in Ft. Worth, TX on March 1, 2021. He and his wife, Cammie Chinery, were in Texas helping his daughter and granddaughter move. Both Jack and Cammie tested positive for covid during their visit. After a short stay in the hospital, both Jack and Cammie passed away from covid-19 within five minutes of each other while holding hands.

Jack was born at Bayonne Hospital on April 24, 1948 to John J. Chinery and Charlotte (Duthie) Chinery. He attended Bayonne High School and earned the Eagle Scout designation with the Boy Scouts. He lived in Bayonne until he enlisted in the Air Force at age 18. While serving in the Air Force he was stationed in Okinawa and the Philippines as well as Andrews Air Force Base (a/k/a Joint Base Andrews). While at Andrews he served as an Assistant Crew Chief for Air Force 1 and Crew Chief for Air Force 2 and served under Presidents Carter and Reagan. Jack retired from the Air Force after 23 years and moved to North Carolina. Jack loved jet engines, NASCAR, working on his cars and trucks and helping "His Girls". Several years ago, he met Cammie and the two were married in October 2010. They relocated to the Myrtle Beach area a few years later.

Jack is survived by two daughters (Kristina and Kimberly), stepchildren (Richie & Nikki), and two sisters, (Patricia and Kathleen). He also has 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

A family memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors or The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

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