Richard Michael Chambers

Published 8:53 am Monday, April 16, 2018

Richard Michael Chambers of Hamptonville died on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care in Yadkinville.

He was born in Iredell County on Nov. 21, 1950, son of the late Harvey Lee Scott and the late Mary Avon Redmond. He was educated in Yadkin County Schools, and worked at Bates Nightwear.  “Trick,” as he was affectionately called, worked until he had a stroke in 2007.  His sister, Regina, had been his caregiver for the past 12 years. Fishing and cooking were his hobbies.

He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Dennis Redmond and Bruce Redmond; a sister, Alice Chambers; his son-in-law, John Conner.

Survivors: a son, Rakem Chambers of Elkin; 2 daughters, Traci Conner and Michelle Hayden, both of Statesville; a brother, Raunchy Redmond; 2 sisters, Diedra Redmond and Regina (Jimmie) Williams; 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

His funeral service was held Sunday, April 15 at 3 p.m. at Graham Funeral Home in Mocksville.  The Rev. Robin Speaks officiated and Elder Barron Carr delivered the eulogy. Burial followed in Zion Hill AME Zion Church Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home one hour before the service.

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