Robert William “Bill” Chambers, 65, of Blue Springs, MO passed away Monday April 28, 2014 at North Kansas City Hospital. He was born April 22, 1949 in El Paso, TX to Willard and Molly (Salcido) Chambers. He was raised in the Catholic Church. As a young man Bill was drafted into the US Army. He fought in the Vietnam War and earned a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star for his service. After returning from the war, Bill worked for the U.S. Postal Service and made a home in Southern California. In 2005, he retired from the U.S. Postal Service and relocated to Blue Springs, Missouri to start a life with his true love and best friend, Kelly. They were united in marriage on August 9, 2009. He began working as a clerk at The National Record Center for Homeland Security. In his free time Bill enjoyed attending Estate Sales, hunting for treasures and antiques to display in his booth at the Brass Armadillo in Grain Valley. He loved listening to music, dancing, playing practical jokes and holding hands with his wife.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Kelly J. Chambers, his sons Nolan W. Chambers of Santa Barbara, CA and Ross D. Chambers of Santa Cruz, CA; stepdaughters, Kaylee N. Samuels of Independence, MO, Miranda E. Samuels of Blue Springs, MO, Tara M. Samuels of Independence, MO; and his brother, Edward Chambers of Southern California.
A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at Meyers Funeral Chapel with full military honors on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 3:30PM. Immediately following there will be a light dinner served for Bill’s friends and family at the Clancy’s Cafe and Pub Banquet Room in Blue Springs, MO.
Bill always had a quick smile and a contagious laugh. He never turned anyone down that needed help. He was much loved and will be very much missed.