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Clifford Chambers was born September 9, 1923 in Elgin, TX to the late Garfield and Marie (Reese) Chambers. To this union twelve children were born. Clifford was the 10th child. He gained his primary education in the Elgin and Manor, TX school systems.
At an early age, he professed a hope in Christ under the mentorship of the Rev. A.C. Clark, while living in Bastrop County, TX. Later, he joined Ebenezer Baptist Church in Austin, TX under the pastorate of the Rev. Robert L. Rowe.
Clifford was a World War II veteran, who served in the U.S. Navy for four years and received an honorable discharge in 1946. Clifford earned the rank of Petty Officer, First Class, while serving in the U.S. Navy. His time of service to his country was a source of pride and joy for him. He loved to share stories of his time in the military. Post his military commitment, Clifford completed a course in Auto mechanics at Phillips Vocational Training School and in 1952 he went on to complete an education in Electronics from Crescent Vocational Training School. Clifford was multi-vocational man; working as an Electrician for the Austin Independent School District, an exterminator for Orkin Pest Control and retired after 27 years of service as a Supply and Mail Clerk with the Texas Department of Banking in Austin, TX. As a man, who loved to keep busy, Clifford also worked for 10 years post his retirement for Best Printing Services in Austin, TX.
Clifford met and knowing she was “the one” married, Rosie L. Fennell on August 14, 1946. To this union, two children were born: Clifford Dwight Chambers and Georgia Nell Chambers.
Growing up in rural America, Clifford cultivated a love of communing with nature. He was an avid fisherman, nurtured and grew the most beautiful plants and gardens. Clifford was known as the “BBQ King” by many folks as his smoked meats were commonly requested to cater events by the State Dept. of Banking and our Chambers Family reunions. He won various awards for his BBQ skills.
Clifford Chambers passed from this life to his reward at the age of 97 on Thursday, April 8, 2021. Clifford is pre-deceased by his wife, Rosie L. Fennell Chambers, his parents, Garfield and Marie Chambers, five sisters: Alberta Nash, Thelma Allen, James Ada Roberts, Ethel Hill, Mary Westbrook and five brothers: Leon Chambers, Henry Chambers, Norris Chambers, SeaAllen Chambers and Floyd Chambers. He leaves to cherish his memory son, Clifford Dwight Chambers and daughter, Georgia Nell Chambers (Michelle Freeman), one sister, Bernice C. Toliver and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
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