March 16, 2016
Date of Service: March 19, 2016
Interment Location: Sermon on the Mount
Ricky Steve Chambers, age 57, of Elizabethton, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital, following a brief illness. Steve was a native of Carter County and was a son of Jenny Lou Britt Chambers Ward, of Elizabethton and the late Harold Dean Chambers. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Henry and Mattie Kinley Chambers; and his maternal grandparents, James Van and Myrtle Beryl Hayes Britt.
Steve graduated from Elizabethton High School in 1976 and had worked for Summers Hardware. He was a member of Eastside Christian Church and was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying rock climbing, hiking and loved boating.
Those left to cherish his memory, in addition to his mother, include his daughter, Casey Chambers, of Johnson City; a brother, Michael Dean Chambers and wife Melinda, of Elizabethton; a half-sister, Christy Chambers, of Elizabethton; a step sister, Michelle Mcree, of Johnson City; his step mother, Darlene Chambers, of Elizabethton; his step father, Dub Ward, of Elizabethton; a step brother, Tim Ward, of Elizabethton; two nieces, Kismit Mullin, of Syracuse, NY and Paiton Chambers, of Elizabethton; his special caregivers and aunts, Jerri Surber and Becky Harber-Haynes, both of Johnson City, and Rose Armstrong, of Elizabethton. He is also survived by four uncles, Buddy Kenneth Chambers and Ben Armstong, both of Elizabethton, Olen Haynes, of Johnson City, and Jack Tester and wife Vella Mae, of Elizabethton.
A service to honor the life of Ricky Steve Chambers will be conducted at 7:00 PM on Friday, March 18, 2016 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton with Mr. Charles Fitzsimmons, minister officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM in the funeral home chapel, prior to the service on Friday.
The graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Britt Armstrong, Jack Surber, Jim Surber, Quincy Britt, Jeremy Beaupre, Tim Hughes, Aaron Roberts, Curtis Walter. Honorary pallbearers will be all of his rock climbing pals, his dear friend, Tim Freeze, his co-workers at Summers Hardware and EHS graduating class of 1976. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton at 10:15 AM on Saturday, to go in procession.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at our website,www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is serving the Chambers family. Office 423 542-2232, Obituary line 423-543-4917.