Breckenridge - Douglas Chambers, 67, died Sunday, October 13, 2013. As he requested he was cremated and no service will be held. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home.
Doug was born in Big Spring, Texas as the third child to Henry and Mildred Chambers. Doug received huis GED and enlisted in the Navy in 1963. During his years of service to our country he loaded weapons, and flew planes form the USS Hancock, USS Kittyhawk, and USS Enterprise (first nuclear ship in combat). He was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal 2nd Award, National Defense Service Medal, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign medal with device. He served 3 years and 22 days in Vietnam and also served in the reserves until being honorably discharged on May 6, 1969.
Doug drove an 18 wheeler in 48 states and Canada for a variety of companies spanning 40 years until retiring to Breckenridge.
Doug was an avid reader of the Bible and enjoyed discussing it with anyone that would take him up on the offer. Doug was a member of the Bethany Baptsit Church. Doug loved visiting with his friends at First National Bank, working puzzles at the Breckenridge Public Library while entertaining Judy Credicott and Teresa Fitch, metal detecting all over town, and looking for and informing anyone that would listen about porcelain Kutani Cats.
Doug is survived by his daughters, Cory Boles and husband, Shane of Breckenridge and Michelle Chambers Brown of Sadler, texas; grandsons, Tristan and Guerin Boles of Breckenridge and Dillon Chambers and Wyatt Brown of Sadler, Texas; sister, Barbara Wolffarth and husband, Neely, and brother, Darrel Chambers and wife, Pat of Woodinville, Washington as well as several nieces and nephews.
The family expresses their deepest thanks to all of the employees at First National Bank, Dr. Cindy Perry, Judy and George Credicott, Teresa Fitch, Vernon Glenn, Carl Garvin, Karen Donnell, Sandy Rodgers, Ann and AD Miller, James Boggs, Linda Merritt, Margaret Blackburn, Doris Kendrick, Bobby Herrington, Wallace Cullers, May Sorrells, and the many others who were always so kind and caring. Memorial donations may be mad to the Breckenridge Library. The family invites friends to leave a condolence or share a memory of Doug in the online guestbook at www.meltonkitchens.com.