Lee Conley Chambers Jr.
August 18, 1928 – January 20, 2021
Lee, 92, of San Diego, passed away on January 20, 2021. He passed away at his home due to an aggressive brain tumor.
Lee was born in Rougemont, North Carolina to Lee and Elizabeth Chambers. He grew up in Roxboro, North Carolina on a tobacco farm with two older sisters and one younger brother. He attended Roxboro High School and then enlisted into the U.S. Navy. He served during the Korean War on the USS Gantner and the USS Helena. Stationed in San Diego he found the love of his life, Donna and was married in 1949. Within three and a half years they had a son, Michael.
The family loved to bowl, fish, attend NASCAR races and was San Diego Charger season ticket holders for 54 years. Lee and Donna were married for 71 years and loved spending time with their family but Lee’s greatest joys were his grand and great-grandchildren.
In addition to Donna, Michael and daughter in-law Diana, Lee is survived by his grandson Johnny and wife Lyndsey and granddaughter Breanna and husband Chris Bozir; great-grandchildren Remington and Rhone Chambers and Sierra and Amelia Bozir. He was preceded in passing by his siblings Mae Love Currin, Gladys White and Burley Chambers.
The Memorial Service will be Feb. 22, 2021 held at Dignity/El Cajon Mortuary, 684 S Mollison Ave, El Cajon, Ca. 92020 (cross street E Washington Ave) at 12:30pm. Feel free to wear western/plaid attire. Those who are planning to attend the Military honors at the Miramar National Cemetery, will be held at 2:30pm (must be there at 2:00pm sharp) at 5795 Nobel Dr., San Diego, Ca. 92122.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Brain Tumor Society. https://nbtsevents.braintumor.org/fundraiser/3111449
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Lee Conley Chambers Jr.
February 20, 2021
We had a group of 8-10 who met every Friday morning at the Local Donut Shop for coffee & donuts & lively discussion for over 15 years. We have dwindled to 5 & then the virus put us out of action for 2/3'ds of 2020. We shut down 3 different Shops ending our gatherings at Mary's Donut in Santee. We always enjoyed our time together in the company of Lee & Donna. We are going to miss Lee but so grateful for our time together. Our sympathies to the Chambers Family.
February 16, 2021
I first met Lee when I joined the Teamster Retiree Club.I later became President of the club. Lee was always the first to arrive, and we shared a lot of great conversation. We were both Veterans, and talked of our military experiences. I will miss having him there when we are able to meet again.
February 14, 2021
Meeting Lee and Donna was the highlight of our San Diego Charger tailgate group. Years and years of tailgating with them both and their family. Never met more beautiful and caring people and so thoughtful. Every Charger home game (except when Lee was fishing), they were with us and tailgated right next to us. Oh what awesome memories. Lee was always ready to share his specialty Bloody Mary with everyone. Just loved Lee's North Carolina accent and his beautiful smile. I will miss him dearly and he will be in my tailgate heart forever. Love you Lee and God Bless you dear man.
February 10, 2021
Throughout many years Lee's southern charm & love for storytelling found him to be the center of many Family gatherings! With his ice chest filled with our drinking needs, being a bartender master & bags filled with goodies...Lee was readied for all our Family events! Tales of Lee's beloved Charger's...Vegas & fishing trips were plentiful & colorful! I will miss our "in depth" chats on who we felt should win "Survivor"! So many years...Too many memories to be put in a few paragraphs. As our Family is a bit smaller now...Lee's shinning presence & memory will always be Bigger than Life!! Rest So Ever Sweetly in Peace Lee....ox Love Denise & Mike & Jim
February 9, 2021
How do you describe a lifetime of memories? Lee was my father-in-law for 45 years and I've known him since I was 13 when I met Mike at the bowling alley while Lee bowled in a construction league along with my father. The memories that stand out for me was his gift to be able to talk to anyone at any time about anything! He was the ultimate host! Always busy getting drinks and snacks for all to enjoy. He loved visiting the Sierras every year to fish and enjoy the outdoors. He would comment, "This is just like the Sierras" whenever something reminded him of his favorite place. It could have been a sunset, the smell of pine trees, the puffy clouds and of course the smell of a roaring fire. We even had a hat embroidered with the words "This is Just Like the Sierras". He loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren more than life itself. The way he looked at them with gratitude and love were special moments to witness. Then of course his love and devotion to his wife, Donna for 71 years was a rare and extraordinary marriage. Lee, I hope there is a section in heaven that is just like the Sierras for you to enjoy for all eternity. I loved being your daughter-in-law and I will miss you so very much. I love you.
February 7, 2021
Lee was a special brother-in law. He was always fun to be around. He had a neat personality and was very outgoing, a friend to all. I especially loved his southern up bringing. He was always very polite and caring of others. I loved the way he took such good care of my sister. He will be greatly missed. All our love to sis, and Michael.
February 5, 2021
I am so thankful for the many wonderful memories of my grandpa and I. Some of my favorites were dancing and singing with him, to the many fishing trips we shared in the sierras. But the ones I'll cherish always are the ones he spent with my girls, (Sierra and Amelia) they loved their great grandpa Lee. Until we meet again grandpa. I love you so much. Your in our hearts, always.
February 3, 2021
Sail on, Lee. You will be greatly missed and life won't be the same without you.