Barney Chambers, Sr.
Virginia Beach – Barney Chambers, Sr., 73, died May 23, 2013. Mr. Chambers was born on August 31, 1939 in Uvalda, GA to the late Jessie Robert and Ella Horne Chambers. He was a veteran having served in the US Navy and the Reserves for 30 years. He also retired with 22 service years as a Federal Police Officer. Mr. Chambers was an avid gardener, farmer, and enjoyed supporting the Virginia Beach 4-H Livestock Club. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Virginia Farm Bureau, and Southern States Cooperative of Chesapeake. Mr. Chambers was predeceased by siblings, R. H. Chambers, Algie Sanders and William Chambers; and grandson, Landon Chambers.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Karen L. Chambers, who he married on August 31, 1960; children, Pattie Barnes Bobby of Virginia Beach, Barney Chambers, Jr. Donna of Norfolk and Debbie Jones David of Moyock; siblings, Lillie Mae Cauley and Geneva Cauley of Florida, Johnny Hue Lit of Georgia, his twin sister Ruby Watson Walter of Florida, and Mack Chambers Gail of Georgia; grandchildren, Jessica Alan, Barney III Chasitie, David, Kyle, Jennifer, and Hunter Kodi; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Tess, Lilley, Dana and Jase; and a host of other family and friends.
The family will be celebrating Mr. Chambers’ life on Sunday, June 2 at 4:30pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 929 S. Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake, with Rev. Dennis Harasty officiating. The family would like to express their gratitude for the outstanding care Mr. Chambers received from the nursing staff of Norfolk General’s Neuro ICU. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the, Memorial ACCT for the VB 4-H Livestock Club, c/o Wells Fargo, 1804 Princess Anne Road Virginia Beach, VA 23456. Family and friends are welcome to join the family following the service at the Chambers’ home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at altmeyer.com.