Elton L. Chambers, 89, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012.
Born on March 28, 1922, in Boyle County, Ky., he was the son of the late Alfred Lee and Rosie Pittman Chambers.
Elton was a member of First Baptist Church in Danville where he was a deacon and Sunday school teacher for many years. He was in the United States Army, having served during World War II as a radar repairman in the European Theater. He was an electrician all of his life and worked on many projects at Centre College, Danville High School, Rupp Arena, Ephraim McDowell Hospital and Marble Hill. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as his loving dog, Bella.
Survivors include his son, Elton Chrisman Chambers of Lawrenceburg; two grandchildren, Justin (Crystal) Chambers of Lexington and Scotty (Jennifer) Chambers of Parksville; four great-grandchildren, Amber, Jacob, Josh and Noah Chambers; and two sisters, Lena Margaret Worthington and Bessie Marie (Scotty) Smith.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Effie Pearl Chambers, and several brothers and sisters, Clova Mae Carrico, Lloyd Washington Chambers, Mamie Ellen Matherly, Alva (Jack) Jackson Chambers, Lawrence McClellan Chambers, Clarence Elwood Chambers, W.C. Chambers, Harvey Smith Chambers and Charles Kenneth Chambers.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home with Dr. Tim Mathis officiating.
Pallbearers will be Scotty Chambers, Justin Chambers, Charlie B. Clarkson, Bob Reeves, Buddy Furr and Ronnie Sparks.
Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Bertram, Darold Lee Coffman, Reed Matherly, Steve Smith, Scotty Smith and Dale Harstine.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are recommended to First Baptist Church of Danville.
A memorial tribute wall is available for Elton at www.preston-pruitt.com.