James Albert Chambers went to be with the Lord at his home in Roswell on April 3, 2013.
James was preceded in death by two brothers, Michael Glen Chambers and David Allen Chambers as well as his father Texas Thomas Chambers.
James is survived by his wife Nichole Chambers of Roswell and six children, James Tye Chambers of Ruidoso, Trey Len Chambers, Ryan Terry, Nicholas Terry, Allison Cupp and Ashley Cupp; three grandchildren, Bella, Macy and Gage, all from Roswell. James is also survived by his mother Betty Della Dyer of Leona, Texas; one brother Thomas Wayne Chambers and wife Cindy Chambers of Centerville, Texas, and one sister Rosemary Matthews and husband Jerry of Crockett, Texas. James is also survived by his mother-in-law Vickie Provost of Roswell; grandparents, Rev. Richard Smith and wife Sue of Roswell and father-in-law Russ Provost and wife Stephanie of Boise, Idaho.
James was born in Bryan, Texas, and moved to North Zulch, Texas. He later moved to Leona and went to Centerville school, where he graduated from high school. James went to school in Houston for HVAC service and repair and worked for his uncle Thomas Kelley in Houston until he moved to Roswell in 1995. James owned and operated his own business, Chambers Mechanical Services or CMS in Roswell. James loved to work hard and play hard. He loved to hunt, especially big game, and he traveled to Mexico and across the U.S. to hunt. James also enjoyed golf, poker and traveling, as well as cooking with his wife Nichole. James was known in Roswell as the one to rely on for the best charbroiled steaks. James loved to serve big meals for family and friends in his home. James also enjoyed barbecue cook-offs at every opportunity and recently placed in a competition.
James took great pride in everything he involved himself in. He loved people and spent a great deal of time standing around in the garage with the tailgate down, with family and friends just ‘shooting the bull’ with New Mexico friends. James was always diligent to keep in touch with friends and family by phone at the drop of a hat. The Texas-born man had many country sayings and viewpoints, what his wife calls “ Jamesisms” that will be remembered by many. James was generous and extravagant at times because he loved to bless people. James loved “the five” on Fox News and did not care for liberal views. James was famous for looking for new inventions. James was passionate about life.
James will be placed to rest at the Wall Ranch Cemetery in Centerville as he wanted. James attributed his conversation experience to Mrs. Wall and cried at her passing. James’ second family was the Wall family.
The memorial service in Roswell will be Tuesday, April 9, at 4 p.m. at Highland Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Richard Smith, and the graveside service will be Friday at 10 a.m., at the Wall Ranch family cemetery. The family requests that bright colors be worn in his memory. A reception will follow at the Roswell Country Club to celebrate James’ life. James will be greatly missed by many friends and family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com.