James Kenneth Chambers Jr.

June 15, 1935July 30, 2018

James K. Chambers, Jr. , 83, of Mooresville, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 30th at his lakefront home. He was a 1953 graduate of Statesville Senior High School.

Jim worked professionally at Bell and Howard Chevrolet in car and truck sales for over 15 years. He was among the top 15 in truck sales in North Carolina, member of the Outstanding Truck Sales Hall of Fame and Chevrolet Motor Division of General Motors Legion of Leaders Club for Outstanding Sales. Mr. Chambers also traveled many years to Charlotte working for LaPoint Honda and was instrumental in the startup of AAA car buying service when he retired. Jim was an active member of the National Guard for many years.

Jim, affectionately known as JK, never met a stranger and entertained friends and family with his quick wit. He loved to hunt, fish, dance and he especially loved living on Lake Norman. JK enjoyed his morning coffee and conversation with friends and employees at Randy’s BBQ in Troutman.

Jim is preceded in death by his father, James K. Chambers, Sr. and his mother, Johnsie Goodman Chambers. Also, two brothers, Johnnie and Michael Chambers and his son, Brett Randall. Jim is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Chambers Cook (Edward) of Lake Norman; grandson, J. Spencer Cook (Lindsay); granddaughters, Samantha Chambers, Brittany Chambers Warricks (Daniel); and great grandchildren, Graysen (Samantha), Brodie and Zander (Brittany). His sister, Sue Chambers Campbell; former wife, Linda Kiker Hopkins and former brother-in-law, Dr. Billy F. Kiker (Jane).

Services celebrating JK’s life will be conducted at 1:00 PM Friday, August 3rd at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home with Dr. Jim Cook officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Friday, August 3rd prior to the service. Memorials may be given to the Children’s Homes of Iredell County, Inc. in Statesville or to the Iredell County Humane Society.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with the care of Mr. Chambers and his family.


  • Children's Homes of Iredell County, Inc.
  • Iredell County Humane Society


  • Receiving of Friends Friday, August 3, 2018
  • Memorial Service Friday, August 3, 2018

James Kenneth Chambers Jr.

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Dawn Burnworth

September 9, 2018

I am so saddened to just here of your loss. I live on Normandy Rd and walk most days. Jim always stopped when driving by me. We laughed, some days we cried but most days when he drove away I had a big smile on my face from a story he told me. I will miss him dearly. He was a staple in our neighborhood and loved by so many. May he rest in peace.

Bobby Chambers

August 3, 2018

A wonderful fun loving cousin, always upbeat and full of himself...taught me how to pump sand and rabbit hunt as a kid....he will be missed....condolences to family and all his many friends...

Lynn Pataky Waterman

August 2, 2018

Kim and Family:

I was terribly saddened to hear about Jim. He was a fun loving, sweet man dedicated to his family and friends, of which there were many. I prefer to remember him in the fun times, like when he tried (desperately!) to teach me how to buck dance! I eventually got it down and he was thrilled about it! I recall sitting with him on the sofa in the Nashville house, watching some silly scary movie that I don't even remember the name of. We would holler at the screen, scream and cover our eyes melodramatically with our hands. Jim would then peek through his fingers before covering his face again. I know, a silly thing but we had so much fun that day.

Please know how much I love and care about you and your family at this time and always. With sincere love, sympathy and condolences. Lynn

Teresa Watts

August 2, 2018

I worked with JK at Bell & Howard Chevrolet, for many years. He was a bright spot in my day. Always smiling, quick with a joke. He was wonderful co-worker. He always had time to play with my kids when they came in. I enjoyed knowing him, while he and I worked together. My heartfelt condolences to you, his family. He is missed.