Alfred L. Chambers, 92
ATHENS, GEORGIA — Alfred Lamar “Al” Chambers, 92, died peacefully in the comfort of his family on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016.
He was born in Homer, Georgia, to Tyrus Vincent Chambers and his wife Ruzelle Gardner Chambers on October 16, 1924.
Al entered the Army Air Corp at 17 years of age in 1942, serving in the 308th Airdrome Squadron in the Pacific theater during World War II. He returned to active duty during the Korean War. He married his dear wife of 55 years, Martha ("Marty") Ann White Chambers, in 1960. The couple moved to Athens in 1966, returning to the city of his youth. Al made Athens home to raise a family and be an active member of the community, professionally and in service with many local organizations. He finished his career as Vice President and General Manager at Thornton Brothers Paper Company. Al was an active member and past commander of the Athens post of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2872, and the American Legion Post 20. After retirement, he and his wife moved to Sebago, Maine, and they lived there from 1996 through 2008. He was a member of the Shriners Yaarab Temple in Georgia and, later in retirement, the Kora Temple of Maine, where he participated in their performance parade unit. As a Christian and a 33rd degree Mason, he pursued the lifelong personal goals of his faith and fraternity to be an ethical, honest, moral, caring, sincere and charitable man. He was an avid Bulldog fan, who enjoyed a good western movie and loved to fish later in life. Al’s unselfish heart allowed him to devote his life to his loving family as well as to helping others.
Al is survived by his wife, Marty; his four children, Doug Chambers and his wife Carol, Carol Catoe and her husband Lee, David Chambers, and Phil Chambers and his wife Jennifer; as well as 11 grandchildren he adored, Matt Chambers, Kelly Chambers, Brandon Chambers, Marissa Chambers, Megan Catoe, Kevin Chambers, Kayla Chambers, Michael Catoe, FuYongLi Chambers, Lily Chambers and Kate Chambers. Al is also survived by one brother, Dwain Chambers and his wife Betty; and a host of additional family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Mitchell Chambers.
A visitation was held Monday, Oct. 10th from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lord and Stephens West, Bogart, Georgia. A funeral service was held Tuesday, October 11th, at 1 p.m. at Lord and Stephens West. Interment followed at Evergreen Memorial Park in Athens. www.lordandstephens.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta or Shriners Hospitals for Children.