William Steven Chambers

12/21/1950 - 05/10/2024


Obituary For William Steven Chambers

Chambers, William “Bill” S., passed away peacefully at age 73, on May 10, 2024, surrounded by his children.

Bill was born on December 21, 1950, in Lima to Russell F. and Evelyn M. (nee Hoblit) Chambers. He graduated from Bath High School in 1969. Bill went on to become a deputy for the Allen County Sheriff’s Department and also a volunteer firefighter for Bath Township, where he was also on the dive recovery team. Bill then worked for more than 30 years in the bridge department for O.D.O.T., from which he retired many years ago. To keep him out of trouble and give him “extra spending money”, he was currently working part-time for RT Industries.

He could often be found beside the water with a good buddy, fishing pole and a cold beer in his hands. Bill also was an avid hunter throughout his life, going after anything from deer and fox, to morel mushrooms. He enjoyed: going to concerts, Nascar races, line dancing, mowing his grass, gardening, attending his grandchildren’s events, and most of all being a social butterfly. Bill was a member of the Moose, Eagles and Orioles Clubs and the Cairo Sportsmans Club.

Bill is survived by his children: Shannon (Rick) Ketcham, Chad Campbell, W. Brandon (Jaime) Chambers and Rachel (Jeff) Hartmann; his grandchildren: Logan (Carleigh) Ketcham, Kaleigh (Taran) Zwiebel, Layton Campbell, Mitchell Campbell, Marcus Campbell, Avery Chambers, Macy Chambers, Reed Chambers, Madelyn Hartmann and Tess Hartmann; and his great-grandchildren: Sadeigh and Lane. He is also survived by a special cousin, Persetta Bowsher.

He was preceded in death by his beloved parents and his brother, Russell “Rusty” F. Chambers, II.

Visitation will take place on Wed., May 15th from 3-7 P.M. at Chiles-Laman Funeral Home, Shawnee Chapel, 1170 Shawnee Road, Lima, Ohio 45805, followed by funeral service at 7:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Champaign Residential Services, Inc, 2450 Mandolin Dr., Lima, OH 45801, who took such great care of his brother for so many years.


15 May

Funeral Service

03:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Chiles-Laman Funeral Home - Shawnee Chapel 1170 Shawnee Rd. Lima, Ohio 45805 Get Directions »
15 May

Funeral Service

07:00 PM

Chiles-Laman Funeral Home - Shawnee Chapel 1170 Shawnee Rd. Lima, Ohio 45805 Get Directions »
by Obituary Assistant

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  • 05/13/2024

    To my buddy, Bill, Even though I haven't seen u for a minute u will b missed alot. Sorry I never got to meet ur family. Life (& death) always gets n our way! Don't wait until tomorrow what u could accomplish today!

  • 05/12/2024

    I am so sorry to read this. I just talked to him right before going to the Springs. He has a positive attitude and said he was going to beat this. So sorry!

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