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Gary David Chambless

September 14, 1952 ~ October 3, 2020 (age 68)


Gary David Chambless, age 68, of Elkhart, is now in the presence of our Lord and Savior.  Gary passed away on Saturday, the 3rd day of October 2020, in Sunnyvale, Texas.  He was born on the 14th day of September 1952, in Alice, Texas to parents Raymon D. Chambless and Mary Burk Chambless.

Gary was a simple man who loved his family.  He was a faithful Christian and a long-time member of Crockett Road Church of Christ.  Gary spent a lot of his time doing what he loved, racing.  He started out mud racing and later developed a passion for dirt track racing.  Gary retired from Union Pacific Railroad after 31 years of service. He greatly enjoyed retirement and took pleasure in buying, working on, and selling tractors.  Even though Gary is no longer physically with us, he will live forever in the hearts of those he leaves behind to cherish the memories of his life. 

He is preceded in death by his father, Raymon Chambless; son, Brad Chambless; and brother, Leslie Lee Chambless.

Gary is survived by his adoring wife and best friend of 48 years, Kathy Chambless; mother, Mary Lou Chambless of Elkhart; daughters, Cindy Craig and husband Joe of Bullard, Sherri Schwab and husband Dustin of Palestine; son, Terry David Chambless and wife Heather of Elkhart; and grandchildren, Chassity Chambless, Jayden Townsend, Cason Craig, Brayden Chambless, Cade Craig, Cannan Schwab, Connor Schwab and Rylie Schwab.  

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from five o’clock until seven o’clock in the evening, on Wednesday, the 7th day of October 2020, at Rhone Funeral Home.

A funeral service to celebrate Gary Chambless’s life is to be conducted at eleven o’clock in the morning, on Thursday, the 8th day of October, in the Rhone Memorial Chapel with Dan Manuel officiating.  Interment will follow in Pilgrim Cemetery.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Jayden Townsend, Cason Craig, Brayden Chambless, Cade Craig, Jeff Cooper, Bryan Evans and Jim Ricard.  Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Brunson, Clifford Rich and Chad Rodgers.

In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions in Gary Chambless’s memory can be directed towards “Give Me The Bible” television program, 1717 Crockett Road, Palestine, Texas 75801.

Due to the present Covid-19 danger, facemasks are required for the visitation and funeral service.

Funeral services for Gary David Chambless are in care of Rhone Funeral Home, 3900 S. State Highway 19, Palestine, Texas. 

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October 7, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Rhone Memorial Chapel
3900 S. State Highway 19
Palestine, TX 75801

Funeral Service
October 8, 2020

11:00 AM
Rhone Memorial Chapel
3900 S. State Highway 19
Palestine, TX 75801

Interment following funeral service
October 8, 2020

Pilgrim Cemetery
FM 861
Elkhart, TX 75839

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