Leslie Chamberlin, 91, of Pilot Grove, passed away Monday, July 8, 2013 at Katy Manor Nursing Home.
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He was born February 16, 1922, in Boonville, MO to Alice (Douer) and Homer Chamberlin. On December 27, 1958, he married Margaret Shipman, who survives of the home. He graduated from Pilot Grove High School in 1940. He was an auctioneer for over fifty years, the Cooper County Assessor for two terms, and the mayor of Pilot Grove for six years. He worked for the state tax commission from 1969-1981, and worked for Quinlan Agency as a realtor for several years. He was a member of the Pilot Grove Baptist Church, and a member of the Boonslick Gideons. He was a member of the American Legion Post #266, served in the Army in WWII, and a charter member of both the Pilot Grove Lion's Club and Pilot Grove FFA. He was the first announcer for the Pilot Grove Rodeo.
Mr. Chamberlin is survived by his wife of the home; one son-Don (Jody) Chamberlin of Troy, MO; one step-son-Bill (Pamela) Shipman of Troy, MO; two daughters-Brenda (Ernie) Skaggs of Sedalia; and Cheryl Banks of Blue Springs, MO; one daughter-in-law-Janet Shipman of Pilot Grove; 9 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one step-son, James D. Shipman, one grandson, Skylar Skaggs, and four sisters.
Funeral Services for Mr. Chamberlin will be at 11:00 AM, Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Pilot Grove Baptist Church with burial in the Pilot Grove City Cemetery. Military service by the VFW #2591.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 10, from 5:00 -7:00 PM, at the Meisenheimer Funeral Home in Pilot Grove.
The family suggests that memorials be made to the Pilot Grove Baptist Church or the Boonslick Gideons.
Published in Boonville Daily News from July 9 to July 17, 2013