Gerald Lloyd “Jerry” Chambers, 81 died Friday, Nov. 18, 2011.
He was born Aug. 31, 1930, in Beulah, son of Fred and Nellie Chambers. He and Doris LaFern were married Sept. 15, 1949.
He moved to Sherrill at a young age. He attended elementary and middle school at Crow School House in Kimball. He lettered in track and baseball at Licking High School. He also participated in other school-related activities. He graduated in 1949.
He had several careers. He was a produce manager for AJ Bayless Marketing grocery store and worked on the production line for Chevrolet. He was half owner of E. L. Green Construction in Pacific and also owned a grocery store during that time in Gray Summit. After moving closer to his home in Licking, he owned Chambers Feed & Farm Supply.
After retiring for health reasons, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, raising livestock and spending time with friends and family.
He dedicated his life to the Lord at an early age and remained faithful to his religion throughout his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Dale Chambers; and two sisters, Fern Warneke and Helen Miller.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Doris; five siblings, Cleo Williams and Glen Chambers of Licking, Don Chambers of Rolla, Harry Chambers of Winona and Patsy Fluehr of Moscow Mills; seven children, Kent Chambers of Union and Gerald “Dennis” Chambers, Curtis Chambers, Brenda Buckner, Kelley Lewis, Loretta Chambers and Jill Stoner of Licking; 17 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren.
Services were Monday, Nov. 21 at Restoration Bibleway Assembly Church in Licking with Pastor Jimmie Lewis and Pastor James Clonts officiating. Burial was in Craddock Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Craddock Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to www.evansfh.com.