Carl James Chambers, 84, of Ripley, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sept. 20, 2013, at Roane General Hospital, surrounded by family following a long illness.
He was born Nov. 1, 1928 at Boone County, a son of the late Arlie and Emma Jean Chandler Chambers.
He was a Navy Veteran of World War II where he was a Shipfitter Third Class from 1945 to 1947, and retired from Kaiser Aluminum with 28 years of service. Carl, along with his late wife Beverly, were charter members of the Grace Gospel Baptist Church and a current member of the Ripley Baptist Temple. He was a former Pastor at the Fairplain Union Church, Cottageville Community Church, Sugar Creek Church, and the Fisher Memorial Church. He was a member of the American Legion Post 107, Ripley.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Beverly Joyce Westfall Chambers; brothers, Arlie Chambers Jr., John Chambers and Meredith Chambers; and a sister, Virginia DuWaldt. He is survived by sons, Carl “Jay” Chambers Jr. and his wife Faye of Glenville, David Arlie Chambers and his wife Kathy of Knoxville, Tenn., and Phillip Dwayne Chambers and his wife Lynn of Charlotte, N.C.; daughters, Marsha Gayle Dennison and her husband Paul of Fairmont and Sandra Joyce Cooper and her husband Jim of Spencer; brothers, Robert Chambers, Dennis Chambers, Harold Chambers, Lowell Chambers and William Douglas Chambers; a sister, Melinda Schalz; grandchildren, Mandy Barger, Jennifer Rekos, Shannon Dennison, Corey Chambers, Lindsey Estep, T.J. Chambers, Justin Cooper, Hannah Trickett, A.J. Cooper, Casey Chambers and Caitlyn Chambers; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Ripley Baptist Temple, with Pastor Rick Perrine and Evangelist Justin Cooper officiating. Burial with military rites provided by VFW Post 107 will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Ripley. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Ripley Baptist Temple, and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, is serving the family.
If desired, the family suggests donations to the Ripley Baptist Temple.
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