John David Chambers

December 29, 2022
John David Chambers

Gifts & Memorial Donations

John David Chambers, 73, of Williamsburg VA. went to be with the Lord December 29, 2022 after a short run with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. John was born in Dallas, Texas January 19, 1949.

John leaves to cherish his memory, his loving and devoted wife of 45 years, Kathy, daughter Meredith Taylor (Chris), granddaughter Kourtney Taylor, Sister-in-Law, Lynne Chambers, nephew, David Chambers (Jara) nieces Erin Holbrook (Grant), and Blair Bigelow (Will), Brother- in-law, Kenneth Lewis Sr., niece Kristina Lewis, as well as a host of grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins and, other family members, who loved him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James & Helen Chambers, brother Jim Chambers and, nephew Kenneth Lee Lewis Jr.

John had a long life with thousands of friends over the years. He had fond memories of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 1754 and all the patriots in the organization. Special memories go to Hotel Company 2-5, as his group was known from back in his Vietnam days.

John left college in 1968 to join the Marine Corps. He spent 1968 and the entirety of 1969 in Vietnam. After returning to the states, John was assigned to headquarters Marine Corps 8th & I and was fortunate enough to be assigned Presidential Security in Washington D.C. and Camp David, Maryland.

After leaving the Marine Corps, John began work as a carpenter and various other trades. Kathy & John were married December 17th 1977.

John joined Main Industries and spent 40 wonderful years there until his retirement in 2021.

He enjoyed traveling and gathering with friends and family. He was known for his contagious smile and good humor.

John believed;” Life is a gift, treat it like one.”

“Semper Fi “

A service will be held at 11:00 AM on January 7, 2023 at the Williamsburg Presbyterian Church with a visitation/reception following in the church’s fellowship hall beginning at 12:00 PM. The service will be live streamed at 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 1754 C/O T.C. Smith at 144 Killarney, Williamsburg VA. 23188 or to Riverside Hospice: Donations may be made online by visiting

Arrangements are under the care of Bucktrout of Williamsburg Funeral Home.

Funeral Service

Saturday, January 7, 2023
11:00 AM

Williamsburg Presbyterian Church - Directions
215 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Purchase Flowers

Subscribe to this Obituary

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Tribute Wall

Please feel free to sign the guestbook or share a memory

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • January 07, 2023
    Madeleine Sanness lit a candle:
    Lit since January 7, 2023 at 1:57:19 AM

  • January 07, 2023
    Kelli Sanness lit a candle:
    Lit since January 7, 2023 at 1:55:40 AM

  • January 04, 2023
    Bonnie Musto says:
    What little time I had in John’s presence, I could tell he was a really wonderful person. Helping people out, supporting his family in their interests. He will be greatly missed.

  • January 04, 2023
    Nancy Lewis Crawford lit a candle:
    Lit since January 4, 2023 at 1:16:36 AM

  • January 04, 2023
    Marilyn M Caisse lit a candle:
    Lit since January 4, 2023 at 1:37:08 AM