Mr. Robert D. Chambers Jr “Donnie”, age 86, of Greensboro, went home to be with his Lord & Savior on May 8th, 2020 at Almost Home Group in Thomasville, NC.
Donnie was born in Guilford County to the late Robert D. and Felda Whitworth Chambers Sr, and was the youngest of 3 children. He was a spirited young man, who seem to be more attracted to the wilder side of life, preferring to ride his Harley Davidson and sporting his leather jacket, rather than being in a more structured environment. However, in December of 1952, at the age of 18, Donnie joined the United States Air Force, where he served honorably, being awarded the National Defense Service Medal, an accomplishment that he was most proud.
In 1956 he married the love of his life Helen Virginia Laster, who he had promised to marry at age 14, and settled down to build a family together. After having 3 sons, Donnie landed a job with Branch Motor Express, where he was a standing member of the Teamster’s Local 391, and where he would spend the next 20 years traveling up and down the east coast, providing a living for his family. With what little time he had off, he enjoyed flying, horse-back riding, and operating his small businesses, an electronics repair business, and in later years, a removal service by the name of Mid-State Removal. However, Donnie mainly focused on hard work, and preferred to allow his family to reap the benefits, while he continued to focus on, what he seen, as his important responsibilities.
In later years, Don returned to his passion for motor cycles, and loved to put Helen on the back of their Gold Wing and travel. One of their favorite destinations was Nashville, TN, where they had built a rapport with many of the local stars, and knew them on a first name basis. He loved to spend time with his sons working on any project that needed to be done, and enjoyed spending time with his family any chance he could get. He was a member of Rehobeth Baptist Church, and wasn’t afraid to share his love for the lord and his fellow church family.
In addition to his parents and siblings, Donnie was preceded in death by his wife Helen Virginia Laster Chambers (January, 2020), and his son Andrew D. Chambers (Aug 2018). Donnie is survived by his sons; Robert D. Chambers III (Kelly) and Bill Ray Chambers (lorette); along with two honorary daughters, Robin Pait (Neil) and Kelly Chambers; eleven grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.
A celebration of life service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday May 16th, 2020 at George Brothers Funeral Service, with Pastor Tim Duncan officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
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