Reeldon Rotan Chambers was born on 4 August 1911. Son of Charles Chambers and L. Jennie Janie Swann. Husband of Lilly Gae Pierce. Father of Jewell, Joan and Reeldon Kenith Chambers Jr.
He Died non Battle 21 March 1945
Buried at Riceville Cemetery, Cleveland, TN
Private First Class
283rd Engineer Combat Battalion
Daily Post Athenian, April 4, 1945
Miss Jewell Chambers of Riceville has been informed by a message from the War Department that her father, Pfc. Reeldon R. Chambers has been killed in action in France. Pfc. Chambers had been in service for one year, and overseas for the past eight months. Before entering the armed forces he was employed by the Stivers Lumber Co. Of Cleveland, Tennessee.
Pfc. Chambers is survived by three children, Jewell, Jo Ann and Reeldon Jr.; his mothers, Mrs. Janie Chambers, all of Riceville; three brothers, R.P. Chambers of Athens, Sgt Rolph Chambers somewhere in Germany and Rothaldes Chambers of Baltimore, Maryland; four sisters, Mrs. W.D. Norht of Knoxville, Mrs. Arter Colloms of Riceville, Mrs. J.D Perkinson of Riceville and Lt Ray Z. Chambers of the Waves, stationed at Gulfport, Mississippi.
The Chattanooga Daily Times, 17 July 1948
Funeral services for Pfc. Reeldon R. Chambers, native of McMinn County, who died in France March 21, 1945, will be held at the RIceville Methodist Church. The body arrived Tuesday from Atlanta accompanied by a military escort and will remain at a funeral home in Cleveland until Saturday, when it will be removed to the home of a sister, Mrs. J.D. Perkinson, near Riceville, where it will remain until the funeral hour. Pfc. Chambers, born and raised in the Riceville community, was with the engineering corps of the U.S. Army and had been overseas six months when he died as a result of injuries sustained while on duty. He was 35 at the time of his death. Surviving are two daughters, Jewell and Joan Chambers; one son, Reeldon Chambers Jr.; mother, Mrs. C.M. Chambers, all of Cleveland; four sisters, Mrs. Perkinson of Riceville; Mrs. G.D. Treadway of Knoxville; Mrs. Arter Colloms of Riceville; Lt. Ray Chambers, with the WAVES in Japan; three brothers, R.B. Chambers of Baltimore, R.T. Chambers of Athens and Rolfe C. Chambers of Oak Ridge.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 4 August 1911
- Date of death: 21 March 1945
- County: Bradley
- Hometown: Charleston
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 283rd Engineer Combat Battalion
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Riceville Cemetery, Cleveland, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VII, Top Panel
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