Walter F. Chambers Sr., 80, of Jerry City, died at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, July 11, 2009, at his residence.
He was born on February 27, 1929, in Wayne to the late Kenneth and Ruth (Hartsbaugh) Chambers. He married
Marylin Seibert on June 24, 1950, and she survives.
Also surviving are his son, Walter F. (Anna Marie) Chambers Jr. of Van Buren; daughters: Leanna Chambers
and Roseanna Chambers, both of Jerry City; brothers: Maynard (Shirley) of Macon, Missouri, Robert of
Wayne and Edwin (Jeane) of Illinois; a sister, Louella (Darrel) Whetsel of Fostoria; five grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren; and special caretaker, Glenda Weaver.
Walt was a U.S. Marine Veteran having served our country in the Korean War.
He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, North Baltimore, Portage American Legion Post 725, 40/8
Voiture 1195, AMVETS Post 23 in Findlay, D.A.V. Buddy Chapter 43, Libbey Owens Retiree Club, 50-year
member of the Jerry City Volunteer Fire Department, where he was a founding member.
Walt was the former mayor of Jerry City, a 10-year baseball coach for the Cygnet Little League, founding
member of the Wood County Civil Defense (Emergency Management), 10-year member of the Hancock County
Veterans Memorial Squad and was an American Legion Buckeye Boy State Trustee for 25 years. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 16, 2009, at Holy Family Catholic Church,
North Baltimore, with Father Stephen Cairns Celebrant. Burial will be in Jerry City Cemetery, where full
military rites will be conducted by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday and 2 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at Smith-Crates Funeral
Home, North Baltimore, where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers the family asks memorial contributions be made to: Holy Family Catholic Church, Toledo
Young Marines, Bridge Home Health and Hospice and/or a charity of the donor’s choice, in his memory.
Online condolences may be made at www.coldrencrates.com.