Robert Daniel Chambers, age 98, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, December 10, 2020, and Barbara Miller Chambers, age 94, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, December 01, 2016. A graveside service for Robert and Barbara Miller Chambers will be held at 2pm on Thursday, April 22 at the Mifflinburg Cemetery in their beloved hometown of Mifflinburg, PA, officiated by Pastor Doug Orbaker. Military honors will be accorded by the American Legion Post 410 and VFW Post 1964, both of Mifflinburg.
Barbara Miller Chambers, age 94, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, December 01, 2016 at NHC Healthcare.
Mrs. Chambers was born February 17, 1922 in Mifflinburg, PA to the late John and Vernie Felmy Miller. She was a homemaker and member of the Springfield First United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Chambers is preceded in death by her son, Bruce George Chambers; sisters, Ellen Spangler and Sarah Keister; and brothers, Frank Miller, Harry Miller and John Miller. Mrs. Chambers is survived by her husband, Robert Chambers; son, David Alan (Janet) Chambers of Wichita, KS; daughters, Verna (George) Hall of Springfield and Deanna (Gene) Taylor of Leroy, AL; sister, Anna Beckley of PA; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Springfield First United Methodist Church.
Robert Daniel Chambers, age 98, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, December 10, 2020 at NHC Healthcare.
Mr. Chambers was born January 26, 1922, in Mifflinburg, PA to the late George and Margaret Gutelius Chambers. Mr. Chambers, Major, USAF Retired, was a B-24 “Liberator” bomber pilot in WWII. He was also a sponsor of the world’s only remaining flying B-24J: https://www.collingsfoundation.org/aircrafts/consolidated-b-24-liborator/.
Afterward, Mr. Chambers became an outside salesman for a national electrical equipment company and a member of the Springfield First United Methodist Church. During his retirement years in Springfield, in 1990, Bob prevailed with the NAA (Nashville Airport Authority) to relinquish management of the Springfield-Robertson County Airport, and formed the Springfield-Robertson County Airport Board in Springfield and served for years as Chairman. Link to related videos: BOB CHAMBERS Springfield Airport VIDEOS 1991 to 2005. These videos are related to his achievements with the airport, which subsequently won awards from the State of Tennessee, and the proclamation of “Bob Chambers Day” from the City of Springfield, and the naming of the entry road at the airport, “Bob Chambers Road”.
In addition to his parents and his wife, Mr. Chambers is preceded in death by his sisters, Betty Ehresman and Louise Felton, his brothers, Nelson Chambers, James Chambers and Fred Chambers, and his son, Bruce George Chambers.
Mr. Chambers is survived by his son, David A. (former spouse, Janet) Chambers of Witchita, KS; daughters, Verna (George) Hall of Springfield and Deanna (Gene) Taylor of Leroy, AL; brothers, Joseph Chambers of MI and John (Barbara) Chambers of CA; grandchildren, Thomas Hall, Amy (Brandon) Hix, Jason (Christie) Taylor, Julie (Waylon) Powell, Justin (Courtney) Chambers, Daniel (Ericka) Chambers, Grace (Justin) Smith, Charity (Benjamin) Nicholson, Benjamin (Renae) Chambers, Hope (Caleb) Howell, James (Emily) Chambers and Michael (Victoria) Chambers; 22 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
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