US Air Force

Samuel Allen Chambers

May 20, 1938 ~ May 17, 2022 (age 83)


Samuel Allen Chambers (Sam)

 May 20, 1938  --  May 17, 2022

Born in a small town in Kentucky called Glasgow that was settled by the Scottish people in the 1800 century. Sam was very sports minded playing all sports -football – basketball – track.

Sam joined the Air Force right after high school, taking his basic in San Antonio, Texas.

Sam qualified to go to Pharmacy school and Medical school at the Air Force University in Montgomery, Alabama.

After finishing there, he was sent to 2nd Air Force in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Due to heat and humidity, he had to be reassigned to a base in England. Building back England in the late 50’s, Sam spent four and a half years in England supplying the medical supplies that were needed for each hospital.

Sam spent four and a half years in Europe before getting out of the Air Force. He then went home to take care of his mother – who died with ovarian cancer – her death was 1964.

Sam attended Murray State College for a short period, after that he was hired by Genesco Shoe Company in Nashville, Tennessee. Sam was assigned the southern territory including Arkansas, Mississippi, and part of Texas. He won many trophies and awards. Later he joined with Nurse Mate Shoe company in sales and marketing the new colored shoes for nurses, spending five and a half years there. Later then, joining with Red Wing Shoe co. in the south. Working with large gas companies like Exon, Shell, Phillip 66, etc. off the shore drilling in the gulf. Also having retail stores in several larger cities, he was awarded the top sales of 3 million dollars. After much needed back surgery, he retired, moving to Louisville, KY.

Sam was always interested in cooking and world traveling in several countries around the world. He went to work as a cook for Casar in Indiana. Sam was taken in by a master chef, Scott Koin, he was trained for 4 years and received his Chef status. Sam and Scott earned many awards for Casar. Sam was diagnosed with leukemia in 2003 and advised to move out west to a warmer climate.

He loved to fish and spent many happy days fishing in Kentucky lakes and the ocean. He could catch fish when no one else could. He was preceded in death by his mother, Nannie D. Ferguson and father, Sam Chambers, 1 sister, Sue Wilson all of Glasgow, Kentucky.

He was a member of Windmill Cowboy Church.

He is survived by Elsie, wife of the home, 4 step children and their families in Hatch, NM, 2 nephews and 1 niece in KY.

I want to thank Sierra Hospice, Gina Woods, Cruz Ortiz and Gracie, also, Janine Maddox and Maria Banuelos for their loving care.  A memorial service will be announced at a later date.  Pastor Kip Vaughn will be in charge of service with Military Honors by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard.

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