Alex Chambers Jr.


Alex Chambers Jr., 74, Shelbyville, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. A native of Shelby County, he was the son of the late Anna Elizabeth Johnson and Alex Chambers Sr. He worked in facility maintenance at the Old King?s Daughters Hospital in Shelbyville, now known as Jewish Hospital, for more than 50 years. He also worked for The Sentinel-News in newspaper distribution for 40 years. He was a handyman and would be on call for anyone to repair what was broken. He loved to tinker with old cars and was a collector of anything vintage and old. He was also very involved in Black History, collecting old photographs and passing on history to friends and family. He was a Kentucky Colonel, an honorary member of The Hornet Club and a member of the Church of God of America.In addition to his parents, his wife, Dora Mae Young Chambers, two brothers, Willie Chambers and Rev. James Chambers and one sister, Beulah Clemmonts, preceded him in death. Survivors include two daughters, Theresa Chambers (Anthony) Harris of Louisville and Cheryl (Charles) Graves of Frankfort; two sons, Victor (Amy) Young of Edinburgh, Ind. and Kendrick Chambers of Shelbyville; four sisters, Naomi Hundley of Louisville and Gladys Chambers, Betty Harris and Gayle Patterson, all of Shelbyville; two brothers, Edward (Martha) Chambers of Shelbyville and Perry (Joanne) Johnson of Frankfort; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethel A.M.E. Church with visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday at the church. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Morton-Beckley Funeral Directors. On-line condolences may be expressed at

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Published in The Sentinel-News from Mar. 14 to Mar. 21, 2013