Leonard Reuben Chambliss, Sr.

February 7, 1927November 23, 2012

CHAMBLISS, Leonard R. Sr., 85, of Winter Haven passed away from pneumonia November 23, 2012. Leonard was president and owner of C&C Drywall, Inc. for 33 years. He was Past Master of Brandon Masonic Lodge No. 114 F&AM, and attends Lake Shipp Baptist Church in Winter Haven. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert and wife Flora Chambliss; mother, Annie and husband Aubrey Jones; brother, R.L. Chambliss. Survivors include his loving wife of 67 years, Mary; son, Leonard Jr. and wife Teri; grandchildren, Christopher, Tracie, Amy, Jason; 15 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.


  • Visitation Wednesday, November 28, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Leonard Reuben Chambliss, Sr.

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ron morrison

November 27, 2012

Leonard will be missed! I always looked forward to cutting his hair and listening to him, I think I finally got it right last time Mary!

November 27, 2012

My condolences to the family of Leonard R Chambliss, Sr on his passing. We never met but as a Chambliss Genealogist for 45 years I felt I knew Len and Mary and their family. You are all in our prayers. May your memories be blessed. Sincerely, Karen Miriam Chambliss-Abraham, Petaluma, California

Virginia Smith

November 27, 2012

Mary and family so sorry to hear of Len's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

William Gruman

November 26, 2012

26 November 2012

To: The family of Leonard Chambliss Sent Via Email:
c/o Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home.

From: William and Eva Gruman

We are so sad to learn the passing of my former partner and good friend, Leonard Chambliss -- the obituary in today's Tampa Tribune came as quite a shock. Even though we had not worked together for several decades, I feel compelled to comment on the fact that Leonard was always a good friend, as honest as the day is long, and a capable partner in the development of real estate that we both were engaged in the 1970s and later. The project that comes to mind is Suburban Villas, in Brandon.

Please accept the sincerest condolences from the entire Gruman family; we know that Leonard will be sorely missed, and our especial best wishes to Mary, and Leonard Jr..


Bill and Eva

Rhonda Ungericht

November 26, 2012

So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking with him when I was walking Sadie, and I know Sadie will miss him too.

Bob Welsh

November 26, 2012

Mary and family, I am saddened by the news of Leonard's passing. Alttough we have know each other for only a few months, I always enjoyed talking to you both. Please accept my deepest sympathy

Bob Welsh (Century 21 At Your Service Realty)

Jean Funderburk

November 26, 2012

Thinking of you during this time

Jean Funderburk and Mari-jeanne Storey

Tom & Virginia Shaffer

November 26, 2012

Dear Mary, Len Jr. and family,
We were very sorry to hear of the loss of Leonard. I only knew Leonard for about 45 years, but it was as if he were my blood brother from birth. He was always there to help, and you couldn't ask for a better friend He will be missed by all. He lived his Masonic teachings. We know where he is now and that is a great comfort.