OBITUARY

David James Chambers

March 21, 1987January 16, 2013

Sgt. David James Chambers died on January 16, 2013 while on duty in the Panjwai District of Afghanistan. David was born and a native of Hampton, Virginia. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, under control of the 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

David’s awards included the following: the Purple Heart, Army Achievement Medal with 3rd oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 1 campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, and Driver’s Badge. Dave was preceded in death by his grandparents, David and Ada Mason and grandfather, James B. Chambers (Command Sergeant Major, Retired). Dave is survived by his parents, Michael and Julie Chambers; brother, Steven Chambers and his wife Krisitina; grandparents, Dwight and Johanna Donovant; aunt ,Taffy O’Neil (Daniel); uncles, Terry Mason, Jack Mason, Phillip Mason (Tanya) and Bruce Chambers (Connie). Visitation is Friday, January 25, 2013, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.at Fox Hill Central United Methodist Church, 501 Beach Road, Hampton VA 23664.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Fox Hill Central United Methodist Church, with burial at Clark’s Cemetery following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Fox Hill Central United Methodist Church, 501 Beach Road, Hampton VA 23664.

Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23666.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 25, 2013
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, January 26, 2013
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August 9, 2013

Shortly after arriving in Kandahar I was honored to participate in David's ramp ceremony. As I prepare to redeploy I want the family to know that everyone out there that day felt something special about him. We had Soldiers from many nations salute him for his final journey home. I have kept his picture on my desktop this entire deployment. I don't know David personally, but I am honored to serve along side him and be part of his Army.

May 27, 2013

Rest in Peace Brave Soldier. Your country will not forget your sacrifice or your brave service to defend our freedoms.

Joy Berends

May 26, 2013

Remembering those who gave so much.

May the Lord continue to comfort David's loved ones.

S MacDaniel

May 25, 2013

I know there are no words to say at this time, except how sorry that I am. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. David will never be forgotten.

For you every single soldier
Those who served so honorable
Your life was forever altered
While I'm home safe and free
I stand with grateful admiration
I stand respectful and so proud
I know I'm only a civilian
And I don't even know if it's allowed

But I salute you; allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
Even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
My humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.
I salute you.

For those missing in action;
for those who didn't make it home.
I know you're in God's presence you are not alone.
For every neatly folded flag;
for every shattered family
I will do the only thing I know to dignify your memory.

I salute you, allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
my humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.

I salute you .

I Salute You.

Suzanne MacDaniel - A Proud Aunt
Colonie, NY
SGT. David M. Fisher
KIA 12/1/04 - Iraq

March 24, 2013

Americans will not forget the ultimate sacrifice of this brave hero to defend our freedoms and protect our way of life. May he rest in Peace and may his family find comfort for their loss.

Joy Berends

March 23, 2013

Thank-you again for David's service and your sacrifice.

May the Lord continue to comfort you.

shirley doney

March 21, 2013

rest in peace sgt. chambers, to your family and friends may the memories of this wonderful soldiers life fill your hearts with beautiful memories
god bless you david

Peggy Childers

March 17, 2013

To the family of Sgt. David J. Chambers:
David gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."

Lynne Neibert

March 6, 2013

Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers (ps4fs@charter.net) is an organization with groups throughout the country who work to send handmade prayer shawls and/or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one while serving our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church would like to extend our sincere sympathy and to honor your loved one's sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a prayer gift which will be mailed to you. If you are interested, please contact me at gramman@comcast.net with the names and addresses of those who would like to receive one and which gift they would like to receive. We will send our gift as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved on who died while serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address. May God bless you and comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Lynne

S MacDaniel

February 22, 2013

I know there are no words to say at this time, except how sorry that I am. My thoughts and prayers are with you always.David will never be forgotten.

For you every single soldier
Those who served so honorable
Your life was forever altered
While I'm home safe and free
I stand with grateful admiration
I stand respectful and so proud
I know I'm only a civilian
And I don't even know if it's allowed

But I salute you; allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
Even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
My humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.
I salute you.

For those missing in action;
for those who didn't make it home.
I know you're in God's presence you are not alone.
For every neatly folded flag;
for every shattered family
I will do the only thing I know to dignify your memory.

I salute you, allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
my humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.

I salute you .

I Salute You.

Suzanne MacDaniel - A Proud Aunt
Colonie, NY
SGT. David M. Fisher
KIA 12/1/04 - Iraq