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Bill Chambers
Hometown (Last School)
Huntington, WV (High)
1944-45, 1973-74, 1974-75, 1975-76
October 10, 1924

1944-45: (Gave up basketball after football injury (broken leg) did not heal quickly enough.)

Obituary – Bill Morris Chambers, 92, Crossville Chronicle (January 13, 2017)

BILL MORRIS CHAMBERS age 92 of Crossville, TN passed away January 10, 2017. He was born October 10, 1924 in Greasy Creek, KY the son of William and Yolanda Bara Chambers.

In his earlier years he played professional baseball and later taught at Marshall University where he was head baseball coach and backfield football coach. He finished his teaching and coaching career at Western Michigan University where he taught and was head baseball coach. He also was a member of the Olympic Baseball Committee as well as a participant and medalist in the Senior Olympics.

After his retirement, he and his wife Janet moved to Fairfield Glade where he spent time playing golf, a game he truly enjoyed.

He was also a member of Fairfield Glade Baptist Church and will be remembered as a faithful and devoted Christian man who loved serving the Lord.

He is survived by his sons – Bill Chambers and his wife Irene of Miami, FL and Jeff Chambers of Grand Haven, MI, daughter- Susan Chambers of Portage, MI, stepdaughters- Ingrid Haddock and her husband Clark of Detroit, MI and Brigitte Ely of St. Petersburg, FL, grandchildren- Seth Voorhees, Nathan Voorhees, Jonathan Chambers, David Chambers and Michael Chambers, great grandson- William Chambers and step grandchildren- Hunter Ely, Sam Ely, Brandon Haddock, Drew Haddock and Jordan Haddock.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his former wives, Corinne Webb Ledford Chambers and Janet Corinne Chambers.

Memorial services will be held Saturday January 21, 2017 at 11am at Fairfield Glade Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 10am-11am prior to the service at the church.

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