Gerald Dennis Chambers, 68, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at Good Shepherd Care Center, Versailles.
He was born June 27, 1950, in Waynesville, son of Gerald Lloyd and Doris LaFern Hadley Chambers.
He grew up in Pacific and graduated from Pacific High School with the class of 1968. He was a chef at the Golden Kettle before entering the Navy in 1970. He served 16 years during Vietnam, traveling all over the world aboard submarines. He was honorably discharged in 1986.
After serving, he worked several years at Brown’s Shoe until it closed. He also worked as a cook at Mom’s Kitchen.
He was an avid bowler, bowling several perfect games while he was in the Navy and at Houston Bowl. He also enjoyed reading, watching movies and cooking.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Kent and Curtis Chambers.
Survivors include four sisters, Brenda Kay Buckner and Kelley Lewis of Licking, Loretta Chambers of Oklahoma City and Jill Annette Stoner of Salem; and numerous, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
A celebration of life with full military honors is 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Licking Pentecostal Holiness Church with Erin McConnell officiating. Cremation was under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Craddock Cemetery.