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Gary Richard 'Dick' Chambers

October 30, 1938 ~ September 8, 2021 (age 82)

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Gary Richard ‘Dick’ Chambers, age 82, Logansport, passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, in Memorial Hospital.

Born in Logansport, on October 30, 1938, he was the son of Benjamin Franklin and Olive Lucille (Bockover) Chambers.

On June 30, 1962, in Kokomo, he was married to Betty A. Skaggs, who survives.

Dick was baptized in the Christian faith and attended Clymers United Methodist Church for fifty years.

Dick’s primary focus was family and providing for them. He had an excellent work ethic no matter the job. He retired from the Indiana Department of Transportation after 30 years of service.  Prior to working for INDOT, he worked for ten years at Switches. In retirement, “Grandpa” served as a private driver for his beloved grandchildren.

Dick enjoyed spending time with his whole family.  He spent many evenings and weekends attending the various activities of his children and grandchildren.  He enjoyed history, especially genealogy. He liked going to auctions, mushroom hunting, and loved a good Euchre game.

Dick is survived by his loving wife of almost 60 years, Betty; his son and daughter-in-law, Gary M. and Glenda Chambers, Logansport; daughter, Deborah A. Chambers, Greenwood; son-in-law, Paul Murray, Logansport; brother, George L. (Martha) Chambers, Melbourne, Florida; brother-in-law, Joe (Marilyn) Skaggs, Howe; sister-in-law, Erma R. Skaggs, Marion; grandchildren, Dustin (Shonda) Murray, Nic (Britny) Murray, Victoria (Alex) Bernard and Ben (Ryan) Chambers; great grandchildren, Beau Chambers, Theo Murray and Evelyn Chambers; several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Dick in death were his daughters, Melinda Murray and Bert Chambers; his parents; his sister and brother-in-law, Suzanne and John Porter, Jr.; and his brother, James Franklin Chambers.

The visitation will be on Thursday, September 16, 2021, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Kroeger Funeral Home.

The service, officiated by Rev. Tim McKaig and Rev. Doug Thomas, will be on Friday, September 17th, at 2:00 p.m., also at Kroeger Funeral Home.

Interment will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Cass County.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Roberta L. 'Bert' Chambers Scholarship Fund or a favorite charity of the donor.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Family and friends may leave a memory or condolence by visiting the online obituary at www.kroegerfuneralhome.com.

 

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