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Bobby Franklin Chambless
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Birth: Jun. 16, 1932
Smith County
Texas, USA
Death: Apr. 26, 2011
Smith County
Texas, USA

The following was written by a dear friend:

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 5:18 PM, CDT
1715 hours 26 April 2011:

This big blue marble lost a great human being this morning at 0400 central time. I was told he was at home and comfortable. Many of you did not have the opportunity to meet him but several of my friends and extended family members from the Tyler Texas area did. His name is Bob Chambless and he is the father of my friend Clay Chambless and father in law of his lovely wife Tina. I had the sheer pleasure of knowing Bob for the past 30 years or so. He was the kind of guy I wish everyone had the opportunity to meet and get to know.

Bob and his wonderful bride raised their children in the tradition of the now largely defunct "can do" American spirit. The result? Three solid, dependable, self supporting and capable citizens who are all utterly, consistently reliable as both friends and neighbors. The Chambless family story is one of quiet determination, confidence in God and country and a love of life itself. At the center of it was Bob Chambless. Bob was a wonderfully humble man. He truly did love life itself and was proud of his kids and grandchildren. He worked hard, was smart and creative in all that he did.

He served his country with pride and was always willing to lend a hand or share what he had with others. He was a friend of my late father and I remember them waxing philosophically over the embers of a campfire or two back in the day when my friends from east Texas and I used to go hunting now and then (really more like taking a break by driving out to the middle of nowhere and sitting around telling stories on one another). Bob always had us laughing about his observations, experiences and travels. More often than not he was self deprecating, willing to be the target of his own lampoons and at his own expense.

Bob had that rare ability to just make you feel right at home right off the bat. When you were around him, it was family time and you were family too. I will miss him and I know he understands that he will be missed by all of us who knew him or were so very fortunate to have had him in our life. Bob, you made the world a better place for those of us left behind and Godspeed to you sir. May your eternal rest be joyful and painless as you walk with our Saviour. I have a feeling there will be laughing going on.

Semper Fi, dear friend. Well done, sir.

Family links: 
  Henry Clay Chambless (1901 - 1980)
  Pansy Lee Moshier Chambless (1903 - 1991)
  Ralph Milton Chambless (1923 - 1939)*
  Lloyd Glenn Chambless (1926 - 2006)*
  Bobby Franklin Chambless (1932 - 2011)
*Calculated relationship
Cathedral in the Pines Cemetery
Smith County
Texas, USA
Created by: Tyler
Record added: Apr 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68929978
Bobby Franklin Chambless
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Bobby Franklin Chambless
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Bobby Franklin Chambless
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