William Neff (Bill) Chambers, 80, of Bryan, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 27, 2013. Visitation is scheduled for 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan. Funeral Services will be at 2 P.M. Friday, August 30, 2013 at the funeral home with Chaplain Gary Roe officiating. Interment will follow at Bryan City Cemetery.
Born in Bryan Texas to Madelyn Outlaw and Tom Chambers on December 19, 1932, Bill was an exceptional athlete at an early age and throughout high school. He lettered in baseball, football, and basketball at Stephen F. Austin High School, where he met his future wife, Billie Sue Todd. He attended East Texas State on a basketball scholarship and transferred to Allen Academy as a player and assistant coach. Bill continued to enjoy softball for much of his life, playing in the first softball game ever played in the Astrodome. Many happy memories were made while traveling to softball tournaments with his family and friends.
Bill was an expert auto mechanic and worked with his dad Tom at their business, Chambers Battery and Electric for many years. He also worked as a salesman at Beal Ford, Dishman Toyota, and in his final 28 years, at Twin City Auto alongside his son, Mickey.
Bill is survived by wife of 61 years, Billie Sue (Todd) Chambers, his two sons, Jerry Chambers, and Mickey Chambers and his wife Candace; his daughter Kellie Ardoin and her husband Ronald; five grandchildren, Hunter Chambers, Dustin Stephens, Collin Stephens and his wife Roni, Will Chambers, and Tori Chambers; one sister, Mary Denman of Waco; and many lifelong friends.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Southern Care Hospice.