Chester "Homer" Shamblin
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Chester "Homer" Shamblin of Antioch, TN and Dothan, AL, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2014 in Dothan.
He was born July 1, 1928 in Riceville, TN to the late Earl Shambin and Tennie Benson Shamblin, also preceded in death by daughter, Frances Seal and son, Jimmy Dale Shamblin.
Mr. Shamblin had worked as Director of Maintenance at Fort Rucker, Alabama, then began a career with United States Department of Defense traveling the world to over 20 countries including, Germany, Ethiopia, Marshall Islands and three tours of Vietnam. Mr. Shamblin believed in the Baptist plan of salvation by baptism. His hobby after retirement was by buying equipment for the handicap and needy from yard sales. He was also a Mason and Shriner.
Mr. Shamblin is survived by his wife, Ellen Juanita Shamblin of Antioch; brothers, Ed Shamblin and wife Carolyn of California, Ronnie Shamblin and wife Evelyn of Jasper, TN; sister, Betty Brewster of Georgia, Gladys Oliver and husband Windle of Chattanooga, TN; granddaughters, Theresa Morton of Philadelphia, TN, Dana Goodman and husband, Denny of Dothan, Tammy Price and husband Lee of Lenoir City, TN; 13 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Woodfin Chapel, Smyrna. Brother Jerry Maxwell will officiate. Burial will follow at the family cemetery, 3658 Pinhook Rd., Antioch, TN. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., at Woodfin Chapel, Smyrna (615) 459-3254; www.woodfinchapel.com
Published in The Tennessean on Feb. 4, 2014