The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX


March 8, 2014

Kenneth Chambliss

Funeral services for Kenneth Joe Chambliss, 80, of Cumby will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Cumby United Methodist Church with Rev. Duncan Graham officiating. Interment will follow at Cumby Cemetery with Asa Bloyed, Shawn Bloyed, Steve Smith, Johnny Carter, Mike Cross, and Danny Reichle serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Rusty Vaughan, Ryan Vaughan, Shane Gilbert, Lane Gilbert, Josh Weatherbee, and Larry White.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at West Oaks Funeral Home in Sulphur Springs.

Kenneth passed away March 5, 2014, at Kindred Hospital in Dallas.

He was born March 8, 1933, in Pittsburg, Texas, the son of Leonard and Josephine Crane Chambliss. He married Betty Cross on Dec. 22, 1955, in Cumby. She survives.

Kenneth was the high school principal of Lone Oak for 20 years.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by a daughter, Vicky France and husband Martin of Cumby; brothers Billy Chambliss and wife Sharon of Seagoville, Wayne Chambliss and wife Sherry of Cuero, and Jerry Chambliss and wife Pat of Dangerfield; a grandson, Christopher Gilbert of Cumby; and great-grandchildren Shane Gilbert, Lane Gilbert, Wade Gilbert, Kyleigh Tadlock, Brantley Tadlock, Jade France, and Tommy Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cumby United Methodist Church, 204 East Main Street, Cumby, 75433.

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