Grady Chambers, 83, of Fayetteville and formerly of Murphy, passed away Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, in Dunn.
Mr. Chambers was a native of Cherokee County and a son of the late Bedford F. and Florence Belle Garrett Chambers.
Grady retired from the U.S. Army after 30 years of service, continued to serve in the ready reserve of the N.C. National Guard and also retired as an inspector for the U.S. Postal Service.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Ashley; four brothers, Charlie Chambers, Fred Chambers, Earl Chambers and Edward C. Chambers; two sisters, Laura Mae Carroll and Delilah Hulsey; and a stepson, Kenneth E. Pound.
Grady is survived by one son, Grady Earl Chambers of Linden; and one daughter, Priscilla Mae Lindbom, also of Linden; six grandsons,12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; one sister, Priscilla Guffey of Andrews; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy. The Rev. Calvin Bobo officiated. Burial was at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Grady Earl Chambers, Zachery Chambers, Mitchell Lindbom, Joseph Lindbom, Matthew Lindbom and Ethan Johnson served as pallbearers. Military graveside rites were conducted by VFW Post No. 10222, Joe Miller Elkin American Legion Post No. 96 and DAV Chapter No. 73 and American Legion Post No. 532 of Hayesville and VFW Post No. 6812 Hayesville.
The family received friends 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy.
You may send tributes to the Chambers family at www.townson-rose.com.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.