Charles William “Chuck” Chambers
Charles William “Chuck” Chambers sauntered into the great beyond on March 24, 2023 at age 74 in Sherman, Texas. He is survived by his significant other, Sharon Koper of 24 years and preceded in death by parents W.C. “Dub” “Pop” Chambers and Gwendolyn “Mimi” Chambers. Also survived by his children: Carrie Abbott-Chambers & Jason Abbott, Rebecca Chambers, Charles “Jake” Chambers & Christa Harp, Rachel Chambers, John McWilliams & Lana McWilliams’; Sister: Kyla Hernandez & Jesse Hernandez’; Nieces: Jennifer Lloyd, Amanda Jackson; Grandchildren: Cash Chambers, Luke Childress, Sarah Childress, Roman Northcutt, Logan Harp, Nikki Harp, Christian Harp, Drake McWilliams, and Kane McWilliams; Grand nieces and nephews: Jordon, Lily, Sadie, Nathaniel, Ariel, Sebastian and Mika.
Chuck’s story began in Olney Texas on May 21st 1948. He attended schools in Olney, Texas then, later, worked in the Texas oil fields as a roughneck learning the valuable lesson of what it means to work hard. In 1968 Chuck volunteered and joined the United States Marine Corp proudly serving his country for 15+ years. In the Corp he served two tours in Vietnam. He returned stateside remaining in active duty at Weymouth, MA where he married the mother of his four children, Wendie Levings. From MA he was transferred to the Marine Corps base at Parris Island SC where as a Gunnery Sergeant he mentored new recruits….“Sempre Fi”! Stepping down from active duty, Chuck moved back to his native Texas planting roots for his family in the community of Whitesboro near his parent’s farm in Sandusky.
As a volunteer for the City of Whitesboro Fire Department he spent years protecting his community and served for a time as Chief of the department. Chuck was an involved member of the community as little league coach and involved in Scouts. His long-term career was with Texas Instruments and, while working there, earned a bachelor’s degree in Drafting/Engineering from Texas A&M. Moving to Sherman, Tx he continued his career at Texas Instruments until his retirement in 2013. He was an endowed member of the Travis Masonic Lodge #117 of Sherman, Texas serving as Worshipful Master from 2012-2013. Chuck’s favorite hobbies included: fishing, hunting at his deer camp , beekeeping, Chili Cook-offs, meticulous car care and spending time at the Gunter farm.
Family and friends will remember him for his sharp wit, exceptional storytelling, devotion as a father, generosity as a friend, impeccable early morning lawn care, lover of the flavor lemon, storing cans of corn and “Tupperware” collecting. For these reasons and more he will be greatly missed by all wo knew him. Per Dad’s request he will be cremated with no official services at this time. The family will set a celebration of his life at a later date.
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