CHARLESTON - Ronald Edward Chambers, 64, died at 10:15 p.m. April 26, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born Oct. 30, 1941, in Charleston, to the late Edward F. and Mary Lou Chambers, he had lived his entire life in Charleston, where he was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church and a graduate of St. Henry Catholic High School. He worked as an electrician at Nardenia U.S.A. in Jackson and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
On June 6, 1964, he married Diana Bledsoe who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Pat Chambers of Paducah, Ky.; one daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Jim Talley of Scott City; one brother, Jack Chambers of Memphis, Tenn.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, one brother, Lee Roy Chambers; and one sister, Freida Moxley, preceded him in death.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston with prayers to be recited at 7:30 p.m.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Henry Catholic Church in Charleston. Monsignor Richard Rolwing, senior pastor in residence at St. Frances Xavier in Sikeston, will serve as celebrant.
Burial will follow in the Calvary Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Bill O'Guin, Jeff Stack, Gary VanNoy, Chris Chapman, Monroe Black and Brian Hunt.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Walter Welch and Gilbert Pritchett.