NEW MADISON - Vernon Eugene Chambers, 80, of New Madison, Ohio, passed away the evening of June 28, 2013, at the Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.
He was born Dec. 2, 1932, in Preble County, Ohio, son of the late Harry and Bertha (Shaffer) Chambers.
On Dec. 7, 1956, he married the love of his life, Evelyn Irene Neal. His wife of 56 years survives along with two daughters, Deborah (Debbie) and husband Steve Green of Tipp City, Ohio, and Kimberly (Kim) and husband Brad Berner of Greenville, Ohio; four grandchildren, Lance and Kami Berner, Michelle and Michael Green; two stepgrandchildren, Nicole Green Prusak and Scott Green; three stepgreat-grandchildren, Alexis and Tessa Prusak, and Harper Green; a brother, Richard (Dick) Chambers of New Madison, Ohio; three sisters, Mabel (Harry) Schweizer of Richmond, Ind., Wanda (Jerry) Butt of Sebring, Fla., and Nina (Dale) Royer of New Paris, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Vernon was preceded in death by two sisters, Susan Jay and Dorothy Murphy.
Vernon retired from Humidaire Incubator Company in New Madison. He also had worked at Flaig Lumber, Lewisburg Container, and part owner of a garage in Pitsburg, Ohio. He was a veteran of the US Army from 1953-54 having served in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Abbottsville United Methodist Church.
Services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Chris Harris officiating. Burial with full military honors by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will follow in the Greenville Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to either the Abbottsville United Methodist Church or the charity of the donor's choice.Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com