OBITUARY

Don Ray Chamblee

April 8, 1941June 27, 2019
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Services for Don Ray Chamblee, 78, of Huntington, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 30, 2019 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Martin Doran and Jay Thornton officiating. Interment will follow in the Huntington Oddfellow Cemetery.

Don was born April 8, 1941 in Lufkin, Texas, the son of the late Finice (Nerren) and Wesley Chamblee. He passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019 in a Wells nursing facility.

Don was a devoted husband, father, son, brother and grandfather. He was retired from Texas Forest Service. He was a jack of all trades and enjoyed riding his tractor, mowing and taking care of his garden. Don proudly served his country in the United States Navy for 4 years.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Rita Chamblee of Huntington; sons, James Chamblee, Donald Chamblee and Ricky Chamblee, all of Huntington; sister, Bobbie Smith of Huntington; sister-in-law, Marlene Chamblee of Huntington; grandsons, Ray Chamblee and wife Crystal of New Caney, Mason Chamblee of Lexington, Kentucky, and Jackson Chamblee of Corrigan; great-grandson, Cooper Chamblee of New Caney, and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his brother, Wayne Chamblee.

Pallbearers will be Ray Chamblee, Mason Chamblee, Jackson Chamblee, Kerwin Smith, Wes Wesley, and Jase Berry.

Don’s family wishes to extend special thanks to the staffs of Wells Nursing Home and Affinity Hospice.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday evening at the funeral home.

Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home.

  • FAMILY

  • Rita Chamblee, Wife of 52 Years
  • James Chamblee, Son
  • Donald Chamblee, Son
  • Ricky Chamblee, Son
  • Bobbie Smith, Sister
  • Marlene Chamblee, Sister-in-Law
  • Ray Chamblee and wife Crystal, Grandson
  • Mason Chamblee, Grandson
  • Jackson Chamblee, Grandson
  • Cooper Chamblee, Great-Grandson
  • Don was also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

    In addition to his parents, Finice (Nerren) and Wesley Chamblee, he was preceded in death by his brother, Wayne Chamblee.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ray Chamblee, Active
  • Mason Chamblee, Active
  • Jackson Chamblee, Active
  • Kerwin Smith, Active
  • Wes Wesley, Active
  • Jase Berry, Active

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, June 29, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, June 30, 2019

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Jeffrey Fatheree

July 1, 2019

I remember the first time I met Don at the Senior Center Fish Fry. I like to think we became friends and I know you miss him greatly Rita. You are in our prayers and our God is able to bring peace, joy and comfort in this time of need. Remember the good times and the love he had for all.
Jeff

Monica Zimmermann

June 29, 2019

Dearest Rita and Family, our heartfelt condolences to you all during this difficult time. We wish you peace, strength and with time acceptance. Big hugs all around. Love, Elisabeth, Monica, Juerg, Erin and Finn

Crystal Chamblee

June 28, 2019

Crystal Chamblee

June 28, 2019

Crystal Chamblee

June 28, 2019

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