Richard W. Chambers Sr.

July 16, 1937 - April 5, 2019
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Richard W. Chambers, Sr. age 81 of Cridersville, passed at 9:28 p.m., Friday, April 5, 2019 at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born July 16, 1937 at home in Henry County, Ohio to the late Gordon Lester and Beatrice Musselman Chambers. On November 7, 1959 he married Elois Sharron Upell who passed on July 5, 2013.

Richard graduated from Liberty Center High School in 1955. He retired in 1999 from Lima Local #776, enjoyed farming, hunting, and trap shooting. He was life member of the Elk’s Lodge #54 in Lima, Wapakoneta Eagles, and the Fraternal Order of Orioles #173 Lima Nest.

He was a life member of the Owner Operator Independent Driver’s Association. He and his wife operated their own trucking company as a team and had travelled to the lower 48 states together. He was proud of the fact that they hauled the NFL footballs for Wilson Sporting Goods for the past 18 years, and also did the Super Bowl runs. Wilson had awarded them tickets to the NFL Experience in 2013, tailgate Party, and the Super Bowl. They also attended the Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans. They enjoyed visiting Elk’s Lodges around the country especially when doing the Super Bowl runs.

He is survived by his children – Wayne Chambers of Toledo, Shelly (Fiancee’ Mark Bush) Diepenbrock of Lima; Cindy Terwilliger of Sidney; 8 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; a brother – Dan (Cecille) Chambers of Liberty Center; 2 sisters – Gerry (Jim, deceased) Dershem of CO; Shirley (Norman) Stahl of MI; and a brother-in-law – Kenneth (Bev, deceased) Upell of Liberty Center..

Also preceding him in death is a son-in-law – Ronald Terwilliger; and a brother – Robert Chambers.

Friends may call Friday April 12, 1:00 -3:00, services following at the Elk’s Lodge
#54, 302 West North Street; Lima, Ohio 45801.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Putnam County Home Care and Hospice; the Equestrian Therapy Program; or the donor’s choice.

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Date: Friday, April 12, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Elk's Lodge #54


302 West North Street, LIma, OH, 45801

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Service Information

Date: Friday, April 12, 2019

Time: 3:00 pm

Elk's Lodge #54


302 West North Street, LIma, OH, 45801

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Born: July 16, 1937
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Bob and Sis Peckens posted on 4/12/19

Our lives have been enriched from knowing Dick. He was an exciting guy to be around. To have known Dick with his great smile, we were happy to have called him Our Friend. He did a lot of different things, from leading a parade of farm tractors to Washington, D.C., to trap shooting, helping anyone that was in need....the list could go on. When we remember Dick, we can't forget Elois...she also did a lot of things, sewing, cooking, driving school bus, taking a load of scrap to Michigan, and driving truck with Dick. Her list could go on also....what great people!!! You will be missed. Our condolences to the family.


Beth & Alicia Bush posted on 4/12/19

It is with a heavy heart and deepest sympathy we feel for the loss of your father...he was truly a unique fun loving man. He will definitely be missed


Vicki and Roger Blandzinski posted on 4/10/19

We are so sad to hear of Dick's passing. Dick and Ellis came to our house often when we lived in Elida. We are now in Fl. They were so much fun! We loved them! Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.


Elizabeth Lynch posted on 4/10/19

So sorry to hear of the passing of your father. He was a wonderful landlord, and friend to my husband. Your mother was also a warm, caring friend to me and our children who rode her school bus. Together they were an unbeatable team. They are missed and fondly remembered as the caring individuals they were.


Cindy Terwilliger posted on 4/10/19

Rest In Peace Dad . Love You Forever. See you in heaven. Cindy