Donald “Donnie” A. Chambers, age 52 of Vienna, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2022, at Phelps Health in Rolla.
Donnie was born June 10, 1970, in Rolla, a son to the late Donald E. Chambers and Betty Sue Prigge, who survives of Vichy.
Donnie was a 1988 graduate of Belle High School.
On February 19, 2005, Donnie was united in marriage to Ramona Stroud at the First Pentecostal Church in Vichy. She survives at their home in Vienna.
Donnie worked all his working life in law enforcement, first with the Maries County Sheriffs Department for over 30 years and then for the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department where he worked till his health no longer allowed. He was also a longtime member of the Vichy Volunteer Fire Department, which his dad helped to establish.
Donnie was a member of the Tabernacle of Praise church in Rolla and the Vichy Community Park, where he served on the board, most recently as vice-president.
Donnie enjoyed boating on the river, fishing, baking and cooking with his family, going to local sporting events and cheering on the players and cheerleaders, getting together with family and friends around a campfire, D.Jing at local events and most of all spending time with his loving family.
In addition to his mother and his wife of 17 years, Donnie is survived by:
Two daughters, Dimesha Chambers and Elizabeth Chambers both of the home; one brother, Mark Chambers of Vichy; a stepsister, Theresa Theberge of Houston, TX; his stepmother, Brenda (Matthews) Chambers of Houston, TX; his father-in-law, William Stroud of Vienna and his mother-in-law Tammy Achter of Anniston, MO; his uncle-in-law, James Daniel Stroud of Vienna; sisters-in-law, Tasha Woodworth of Anniston, MO and Amy Achter of East Prairie; nieces and nephews, Shayne Shaul, Austin Achter, Dakota Woodworth, Amber Woodworth, Nathaniel Achter, Dominic Gasper, Nevaeh Achter, Gabriella “Gabby” Gasper, Theidora Theberge and Emeri Hamm; a great- niece Everly Hill as well as many other cousins extended family and friends that loved him dearly.
In addition to his father, Donnie was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Thomas and Marie Chambers and his maternal grandparents, Edwin and Verle Prigge.
Visitation will be held from Noon until 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at the Tabernacle of Praise church in Rolla. Funeral services will follow with Pastor Tim Blackwell officiating. Interment will be at a later date in the Macedonia Cemetery in Vichy.
In lieu of flowers, expression of sympathy may be made to the Chambers family thru an account set up at Maries County Bank.