Thomas Elwood Chambers, 86, of Windsor, formerly of Green Ridge, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at the Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Windsor.
He was born Nov. 23, 1924, in Eldon, the son of Thomas Edward Chambers and Elsie May (Rains) Chambers. On Aug. 25, 1945, in Sedalia, he married Elizabeth Harriet Farr. On Jan. 7, 1972, he married Lillie Virginia (Gordon) Spickert, and she survives of the nursing home.
Mr. Chambers lived in and around Windsor most of his life. He was a farmer, raised cattle, and also worked for a time in construction building houses. He was a 4-H leader in Horsemanship for the Eldorado 4-H Club. He served the City of Windsor as City Marshal from 1965 to 1977 and then was city foreman for the street department from 1977 to 1985. He loved coon and deer hunting, horseback riding, and reading Western novels. He had attended the Eldorado Methodist Church and was currently a member of the Assembly of God Church, Windsor.
In addition to his wife, Virginia, he is survived by three sons, Donald Chambers and his wife Jeanne, Windsor, Mo.; Monte Chambers and his wife Ruby, Rock Springs, Wyoming; and Jim Bolton, Rock Springs, Wyoming; a step-son, Terry Spickert, Columbia.; two step-daughters, Cheryl Crossland, Raymore, Mo.; and Teresa Olson, Colorado Springs, Colorado; 22 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Willcockson, Leeton; and Zana Blankenship, Walker; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Darrell Ray Chambers.
Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 1 at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, with Rev. Gene Ekstrand officiating. The family will receive friends before the service from 1 to 2 p.m., at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions to Heartland Hospice and contributions may be left at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left online at www.hadleyfuneralhome.com.