William Henry Chatham LUBBOCK-William Henry Chatham, 81, passed away on Feb. 17, 2013. He was born on Dec. 20, 1932, to the parentage of Jessie and Leola Chatham in Normangee, Texas, in Leon County. He and his family moved to Crosbyton, Texas, in 1949. From there, he was deployed to the Korean War from 1951 to 1953 as staff sergeant. He met Emma Turner and married in 1957. He worked for Simmons Truck Stop and Wendy's Trucking for 53 years until retiring in 1985. He was preceded in death by two sons, Rodney Robertson and Michael Chatham. He leaves to cherish his life: his wife, Emma; one daughter, Sandra Chatham; two sons, Bishop Leonard Chatham (Sharon), and Keith Chatham; one daughter-in-law, Debra Robertson; one sister, JoAnn Miller; father-in-law, McField; two brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Celebration of life services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Full Armour Ministries. Interment will follow in Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park under the direction of Griffin Mortuary. Visitation will be held today from 4 to 6 p.m. at Griffin Mortuary.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Feb. 22, 2013