Jeremy P. Chambers, 26, of Cahokia, Ill., born Oct. 23, 1979, in Belleville, Ill., died Monday, April 23, 2006, at St. Louis University Hospital.
Mr. Chambers was a police officer with the Cahokia Police Department and a member of FOP Lodge 216, and the International Police Association, Lodge 57. He was a past captain and current training officer of the Cahokia Volunteer Fire Department. He was the department's Firefighter of the Year in 1999. He graduated from Gibault Catholic High School, Waterloo, Ill., in 1998 and Southwestern Illinois Police Academy in 2003, where he won the Marksman Award. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 4596, Cahokia, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Earl and Virginia Chambers and Ralph and Dathney Hooker; and an aunt, Connie McCollom.
Surviving are his parents, Earl and Diane, nee Hooker, Chambers of St. Charles, Mo.; a brother, Chris (Jessica) Chambers of St. Louis County, Mo.; a sister, Denise (Mark) Schilli of New Baden, Ill.; a nephew, Garrett; and two nieces, Logan and Hayden; and a dear friend, Cheryl Caribardi of Edwardsville, Ill. He was a dear nephew, cousin and friend.
Memorials may be made to the Jeremy Chambers Memorial Fund c/o Regions Bank, Cahokia, Ill.
Visitation: Friends may call from 2:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Cahokia, Ill.
Funeral: Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 27, 2006, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Cahokia, Ill., with the Rev. Mark Reyling officiating. Interment will be in Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Ill.
BRAUN COLONIAL FUNERAL HOME, Cahokia, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat from Apr. 26 to Apr. 27, 2006