Drew A. Chambers, age 74 of Maryville, passed away Friday, December 24, 2021 at the family home. Drew was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving as an MP in the 20th Military Police Company in Okinawa, Japan during the Vietnam War. Afterwards he continued to serve in the TN Army National Guard 278th Armored Calvary Regiment. Drew achieved the rank of sergeant during his time in the service and received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army as well as the Tennessee National Guard. He was retired from A1 Auto after many years and attended the Alcoa-Maryville Church of God. Drew loved the outdoors and spending time with his family and grandchildren. He was a man of great integrity and Godly character. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Stella Chambers; and brother, Douglas Chambers. Survived by his wife, Marcia Chambers; sons and daughters-in-love, Tim and Ashley Chambers of Maryville, and Matthew and Jessica Chambers of Greenback; grandchildren, Amelia, Madalynn, Samuel, Ariella, Daniel, Ellajoy, Fioma, and Oliver; brother, Dwight Chambers of Georgia; sisters and brother-in-law, Diane Chambers of Maryville and Janie and Steve Hargis of Friendsville; special family and friends; Paula Canant, Josh Chambers, Rusty Forester and family; longtime army buddies, Charles Ramsey and Frank McClama. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 pm on Tuesday, January 4, 2021 in the Smith Trinity chapel. A celebration of Drew’s life will follow at 7:00 pm with Rodney Canant officiating. Family and friends will assemble at 10:00 am on Wednesday, January 5, 2021 at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at 2200 E Governor John Sevier Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920 for interment service with Pastor Paul Dyar officiating and with military honors. Condolences and memories may be shared through Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.
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