Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park

2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia, NC


Wayne M. Chambers

May 26, 1979November 5, 2019
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Wayne Michael Chambers, 40, of Hickory passed away Tuesday November 5, 2019 from a long standing illness. Wayne fought hard against his illness, but he never let it hamper his ability to live his life the way he wanted to. Wayne was a proud Tar Heel consistently cheering for the University of North Carolina. Wayne graduated from Hunter Huss High School in Gastonia. He was intelligent and he loved to read. He seemed to know a little about everything. Wayne was big hearted, always willing to give of himself and he would freely give to anyone. Wayne had many friend and he touched many lives. He had a great sense of humor. He will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him.

Wayne was born in Maryland, but North Carolina was his home. He is the son of Inga Barnard (Rick Bournique) and Ronald Chambers, Sr. (Kathy).

Grieving the loss of their father are his daughters; Leah and Madelyn Chambers. He leaves behind his Fiancée Staci Bryant, sister Carrie and Jarrod Conner and brother Ron Chambers, Jr. (Christy Smith). A celebration of Wayne’s life will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday November 10, 2019 at Carothers Funeral Home Chapel, 2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia. Reverend Jason Wilson will officiate the service and offer words of encouragement and hope to those that gather to remember Wayne. The family will receive friends before the service, beginning at 1:00 PM, at Carothers Funeral Home.

Wayne loved animals and the family suggests in lieu of flowers that donations be made in Wayne’s name to the Humane Society, P.O. Box 2334, Gastonia, NC 28054.

Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com.

The staff at Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park is honored to serve the Chambers family during this difficult time.


  • Leah Chambers, Daughter
  • Madelyn Chambers, Daughter
  • Inga Barnard (Rick Bournique), Mother
  • Ronald Chambers, Sr. (Kathy), Father
  • Staci Bryant, Fiancee
  • Carrie and Jarrod Conner, Sister
  • Ron Chambers, Jr. (Christy Smith), Brother

  • Humane Society


  • Receiving of Friends Sunday, November 10, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Sunday, November 10, 2019


Wayne M. Chambers

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Tom Ligon

November 11, 2019

So SORRY for your loss. He was a very special person. I remember him as the cute little guy who no matter what had a smile on his face. Me and my band of brothers got him into deer hunting and enjoying the outdoors. He will be missed but not forgotten. My HEART ACHES that I couldn't make it to say farewell. I LOVED him even though we had lost touch he was always in my prayers.

Staci Bryant

November 10, 2019

My soulmate is finally at Peace. Wayne Michael Chambers. He has been my whole world for almost 5 amazing years. He was so Amazing to every single body he came across. His heart was was so Huge. Wayne &I shared a bond unlike anything else. He was so patient with me & understood me better than I knew myself. I am forever grateful for the time we spent together. Wayne &I have been engaged for 1 yr. Our wedding was set for April of 2020. For years he always called me his wify & He is my Hubby. We will forever be married in our hearts. His love was unlike anything else. I will forever cherish our time & try to move forward while honoring his life. My heart will forever be his. I know he is watching down over me with our Lord Christ. Be at Peace my love.

Sandy Hicks

November 8, 2019

I remember cooking dinner or for Thanksgiving or Christmas day for everyone to eat, and you being the smallest would eat more than anyone. You would still want to take food home to eat if you got hungry. Lol, Gene would say she shaking it down to his toes, cause there's no were for him to put it.
Gene and Amanda is there for you to be with and talk too.
You will be missed. You've always felt like a part of the family, cause you're in the family for a long time.
You will be missed. You've got no more pain and no more problems to worry about.
God is a God of love and he has you in his arms, and you'll be eating at the Masters table.
We all still love you as a dear friend.
RIP, Wayne
Sandy Hicks 😪😇👑😇😥😿💐🌺⚘🌹🌷🌟⭐🌝🌞☃️

Christy Smith

November 8, 2019

I met Wayne over 6 years ago. Wayne for a long time referred to me as “that girl” when I started dating Ron (Ronnie). I laughed everytime Wayne would tell the story about how he couldn’t remember my name. Wayne told me he would tell Ron “that girl” is here, “that girl” washed dishes, “that girl” is sick in the front yard (long story). 6 years later he would see me and say “ hey Christy how are you” I was no longer “that girl”. Anytime Wayne was around he always made me laugh.
You are missed and loved by so many!
Love, “that girl”

Jarrod Conner

November 8, 2019

I don't even now what to say brother in law!!! So many memories with you have made me laugh, mad me mad, upset me, and made me feel like a brother. I want you to know I would have been your PIC!!! (just kidding your sister would kill me). This is hard for me, I love you Wayne!!!

Carrie Chambers Conner

November 8, 2019

My whole life is a memory of Wayne. He was my childhood best friend and my little brother. I can't wait to see you again. I love you.

Justin (Michael) Marrow

November 8, 2019

My Condolences,
Wayne, "Big Shawn" and I grew up together in York. We went on many adventures as kids. Our own little 3 kid "Sandlot". I only have the fondest memories of Wayne. I miss him. I wish nothing but the best for his family.

Staci Bryant

November 8, 2019

The most kind & generous man you could ever meet. Wayne was my whole world. He is at Peace now. &I will forever love him in my heart & with ny soul.