Mr. Adam Milton Chambers age 87 of Rome died November 1, 2016at a local memory care facility.
Mr. Chambers,born in Carrollton, GA on July 1, 1929, was the son of the late Thomas Erastus Chambers and Lonie Lee Chambers. He came to Berry College at the age of 16 and graduated in 1949 with a major in Business Administration and received his Master's Degree from the University of Tennessee in 1955 in Business Education. Upon his graduation from Berry, he served as Secretary to the Dean of the College and Assistant Registrar during 1949 and 1950 and in November of that year he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in the 28th Infantry Regiment as a Personnel Administrative Specialist until November 1952.
The following month he returned to Berry and was employed as an Accounting Clerk in the Controller's office until June 1953 after which, he taught in the Business Department until his retirement in 1995. He served on numerous committees during his tenure at Berry and was the Official Scorer for Berry Men's Basketball teams covering a 515 game tenure.He was a long-time member of the Mount Berry Church and served as its Secretary for many years.
Mr. Chambers was a member of Delta Pi Epsilon, Phi Delta Kappa, the Georgia Association of Accounting Instructors, the Georgia, Southern and National Business Education Associations and Metro Rome Kiwanis Club and was included in Who's Who in American Education. He held various offices in both the Georgia Business Education Association and Kiwanis Club.
While a student at Berry Mr. Chambers met the love of his life Jo Ann White and they were married on May 22, 1955, living on the Berry College Campus until 1997. Mrs. Chambers preceded him in death in 2012.
Survivors include two daughters, Susan Chambers and Allyson Chambers of Rome; one son and daughter-in-law Milton and Julia Chambers of Mt. Berry; four grandchildren, Brittany, Lindsey, Emma and Grant Chambers; and special friend, Mary Sexton.Surviving sisters and brother include Euna Massey of Lilburn, Verna Hayes of Newnan and Tommy (Norene) Chambers of Carrollton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Because you have become members of our family during this journey, we would also like to recognize the personnel of Riverwood Senior Living and Remembrance Village,as well as Homestead Hospice. We wish to thank each of you for the love, compassion and tender care that you provided to him and the family during his battle with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.
A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, November 6 at 3 p.m. at the Berry College Chapel with Les Connell officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the Service at the Berry College Alumni Center from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the A. Milton and Jo Ann Chambers Endowed Scholarship at Berry College, P. O. Box 495018, Mt. Berry, GA 30149-5018; Alzheimer's Association-Team Riverwood at 922 E. Morris Street, Dalton, GA 30721; or Homestead Hospice at 1 N Tennessee Street, Cartersville, GA 30120.
Pallbearers include Brian Chambers, Perry Hayes, Joel Hayes, Chet Winkles, Walker Connally, Mike Massey and Grant Chambers. Honorary pallbearers are Larry Taylor, Bob Williams, Marvin Howlett and Jimmy Floyd.
Parnick Jennings, Sr.' s Good Shepherd Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. Cemetery Details Oaknoll Memorial Garden Rome, GA Loading map
Previous Events Visitation NOV 6. 1:00
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Service NOV 6. 3:00
PM (ET) Berry College Chapel Rome, GA Loading map
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