John Wayne Chambers

February 2, 1954 ~ May 4, 2021 (age 67)


“To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven”. 

John Wayne Chambers, one of God’s servants, has been given Eternal rest and has entered Heaven’s gate. A tender heart, a warm embrace, a beautiful smile, and a generous spirit are just a few attributes John Wayne possessed. He was born the 2nd day of February 1954 in Stanly County, North Carolina; and was the son of the late Horace and Gertrude Barringer Chambers. On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, he was welcomed to his eternal home by his parents and son, David Malachi Carpenter. He never said he was leaving, he never said goodbye. He was gone before we knew it, and only Our God knows why. John Wayne has finished his course on earth and is at rest. Our love for him is eternal and he will be sadly missed.

He was educated in the public schools of Stanly County, North Carolina and was a member of the class of 1972 at North Stanly High School, New London, North Carolina. Prior to declining health, he was employed with Food Lion Distribution Center, Salisbury, North Carolina.

A believer, John Wayne was a faithful member of The Church of the Living God, Badin, North Carolina where he served on the music staff. He was also a member of the Mt. Zion Male Chorus.

John Wayne was friendly and selflessly gave of his time helping others. In his leisure, he enjoyed fishing, lawn maintenance, watching television movies and playing corn hole (an outdoor game similar to pitching horseshoes). He also enjoyed barbecuing. Family and friends sought his talent for his expert barbecuing skills.

Love is eternal. Those who will cherish his memory are his sisters: Lorrie (Johnny) Jackson, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Joretha (Bishop Roy) Washington and Elder Deloris Chambers, both of Badin, North Carolina; brother, Bishop Horace L. (Sharon) Chambers, Philadelphia; grandchildren: Caitlin, Jasmine, Miracle, Ayden, Cannon and Austin; a host of other relatives and friends.

Each night we shed a silent tear,

As we speak to you in prayer.

To let you know we love you,

And just how much we care.

Take our million teardrops,

Wrap them up in love,

Then ask the wind to carry them,

To you in heaven above.

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May 14, 2021

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Kelsey Funeral Home
217 T. E. White Sr. Dr.
Albemarle, NC 28001

Funeral Service
May 15, 2021

11:00 AM
Church of the Living God
701 Roosevelt St
Badin, NC 28009

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