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Saturday, October 23, 2021

Obituary - Johnnie Everett Chambers

Surrounded by his loved ones, Johnnie Everett Chambers, 81, of El Dorado Springs, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday morning, October 16, 2021.

John was born on February 10, 1940 in Cedar County, MO to Orval and Lois Chambers. He was the second born of seven children growing up in Cedar County. Just shy of his high school graduation, John enlisted in the US Marine Corp. He was stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA from June 1957 to November 1960, where he became a truck driver. John’s roots brought him back to his home in Mo. Soon after, he met the love of his life, Sharon Williams. They would marry on January 6, 1962 at the First Methodist Church in El Dorado Springs. Together, they had three children; Teresa, Johnna, and Johnny. He was a hard working man, painting water towers and driving trucks, gaining his CB nickname Buzzard. He would go on to work for more than 20 years before retiring at Mid America Dairy.

John had many hobbies throughout his lifetime. Fishing, fixing up old boats, reading westerns, trail riding, going to horse shows, traveling on long motorcycle rides, playing cards with friends and family. One of John’s biggest passions was his love for hunting and running his dogs, often tearing up a truck or two. He raised and sold July Hounds for many years. John was a man of few words with a big heart. Devoted husband and loving father, he will be deeply missed.

John left behind-his wife Sharon Chambers of fifty-nine years; two daughters Teresa (Jim) Graves, and Johnna Potter; one son Johnny Chambers; 3 brothers Gary Chambers, Larry (Tracy) Chambers, and Roger (Cathy) Chambers; two sisters Janet (Jerald) Jones, and Melody (Steve) Johnson; two brothers-in-law Jim Williams, and Dave (Billie) Williams; eleven grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. John is preceded in death by his parents Orval and Lois, his brother Clarence, three sisters-in-law Marianne Chambers, Connie Williams, and Linda Williams, and one granddaughter Nicole Cain.