November 4, 1938 - April 5, 2021
Terry D. Chambers, 82, of Petersburg, IL, passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. He was born on November 4, 1938, the son of Roy and Mildred Chambers. He married Ella Mae Brown on May 28, 1971. Terry joined the US Navy in 1956 and was named Sailor of the Year at Naval Air Station, New Orleans, in 1969. He reached the rank of Chief Petty Officer. In 1973, he transferred to the Illinois Army National Guard, retiring in June of 1993 having served in the US military for 37 years. He loved woodworking, playing his guitar and singing gospel music. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Tallula, IL. Terry is survived by his wife, Ella Mae; five children, Keith Chambers of Springfield, IL, Rick Chambers of Petersburg, IL, Aaron (Lynn) Chambers of Havana, FL, Mark (Michelle) Wethington of Oakford, IL, and Teri (Jerry) Ashdown of Erie, IL; grandchildren, Jacob, Sarah, Jennifer, Adam, Amy, Logan, Macy, Colin and five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Neal (JoAnn) Chambers and Allen Chambers of Petersburg, IL, and Darrell (Robin) of Greenview, IL; a sister-in-law, Brenda (Dave) Humphrey of Petersburg, IL; and many nieces and nephews. Terry was preceded in death by an infant son, Colin Chambers, his parents and three brothers, Charles, Wilbur and Robert Chambers. A private graveside service will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, IL, with Pastor Tommy McMurtry officiating. The Menard County Inter Veterans Ceremony Unit will be performing military rites. Please visit Terry’s online obituary at hurleyfh.com to leave condolences and share memories. Hurley Funeral Home in Petersburg is assisting the family with Terry’s final arrangements.
Terry D. Chambers, 82, of Petersburg, IL, passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. He was born on November 4, 1938, the son of Roy and Mildred Chambers. He married Ella Mae Brown on May 28, 1971.... View Obituary & Service Information
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