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Ronnie Chambers, 1947-2020

Ronnie Lamar Chambers, 73, of Lake Wales passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 at Advent Health Orlando.

He was born March 14, 1947 in Alabama to the late Jessie and Thelma Chambers; he came here from Alabama as a child. He was a retired shipping and receiving clerk for St. Joe Paper, which later became Box USA, then International Paper. Ronnie taught himself to play the guitar, could play anything, including the spoons, and was a songwriter. He was a huge Alabama Fan "Roll Tide".

Ronnie was preceded in death by his sisters, Nellie and Joan; brothers, J.E., and Randy; and grandson, Blake Appleton. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Dot Chambers; daughters, Tish Chambers Turner (Jerald) of Las Vegas, NV and Nikki Chambers Appleton (Jason) of Athens, AL; grandchildren, Jay Turner (Nicole), Julia Ann Turner, Justin Turner, and Morgan Appleton; and great-grandchild, Jeralynn Turner.

A meet and greet will be held from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. memorial service time Sunday, Oct. 18at Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales with Pastor Denny Cothern officiating. Per family request, masks are required for anyone who attends the meet and greet, and the service.


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