Bob Chambless took his last breath on Earth and his first breath in Heaven at 8pm Monday April 3, 2017.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Friday, April 7, 2017 in Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with Rick Hodges officiating. Burial will follow in Duncan Cemetery.
Family will receive visitors Thursday evening from 5-7 pm at the funeral home.
Bobbie Gene Chambless was born May 22, 1930 in Cement OK to Earl Chambless and Inga Sands Chambless. He attended Pioneer School and graduated in 1947. He married Lola Lee Groseclose on May 25, 1951 in Chickasha OK. She preceded him in death December 23, 2003, they were married 52 years.
He started work at OTASCO on October 11, 1947 in Chickasha, OK. On September 19 1950 he took a military leave of absence from OTASCO and joined the Navy, he was honorable discharged July 19, 1954 with a rating of Mineman 2. He returned to work at OTASCO in August of 1954 in Wichita KS, he then moved to Ada, OK. He was promoted to Assistant Manager of OTASCO in Norman OK and then Duncan OK before being promoted to manager in Springfield MO. In 1968 he became manager of the Duncan OK store and finished his career at this store retiring after 35 years.
For the past 12 years he has resided at the Veterans Center in Lawton, OK.
Our Dad and Papa was an amazing man. He was a people person and never forgot a name or how he knew you. He was kind, smart, always had a new joke for us no matter how he was feeling, he gave the best advice and most of all he was the strongest man any of us have ever known.
He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-laws: Dana and Kim Chambless of Duncan, OK and Mike and Carla Chambless of Farmersville TX; one daughter and son-in-law: Paula and Jackie Wall of Duncan OK;
five grandchildren : Jason and Blaze Chambless of Sherman TX, Bree Chambless of Oklahoma City OK, Carly and Tyler Duerr of Edmond OK Jaci Vinson and Rowdy Vinson both of Duncan, OK; three great grandchildren Maddy, Lexi and Gage Chambless all of Sherman TX; and one great grandson Ruger Lee Vinson due the end of April; a sister Alma Lawrence of Norman OK; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lola; his parents; and two brothers Paul and Junior.
Pall Bearers will be Dana Chambless, Mike Chambless, Jason Chambless, Rowdy Vinson, Jackie Wall and Tyler Duerr.
We would like to thank the Lawton/Ft Sill Veterans Center Staff for caring for our dad for the past 12 years.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at: www.granthamfuneralhomes.com
Published on April 5, 2017