Billy Wayne Chamblee
April 23, 1935 -
April 20, 2020

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It is with regret we announce the passing of Mr. Billy Wayne Chamblee, age 84, of Fayetteville, TN. Mr. Chamblee was born on April 23, 1935 in Giles County, TN to the late James Carl and Vora Maude Upton Chamblee. He passed away on April 20, 2020 at TN State Veterans’ Home in Murfreesboro, TN, surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Bill served in the US Air Force. He was a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and spent many years working at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) in Tullahoma as a computer analyst. He was a member of the Fayetteville First Baptist Church.

He leaves behind a legacy of fulfilling Christ’s great commandment. He loved the Lord with all of his heart, all of his soul, and all of his mind. (Matthew 22:36-40). He loved his family in the same manner. Bill served as a Sunday School teacher and a deacon in the church. He visited nursing homes with the Senior Adult Group from First Baptist Church, and he served wherever he was needed in the church. As a member of the Gideon International, Bill went to several local churches telling others about the Gideon ministry. He helped place Bibles or New Testaments in our local schools, nursing homes, Lincoln Medical Center, and Motlow State Community College. He also distributed New Testaments through the Gideon jail ministry.

He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Glenda Sanders Chamblee; daughters, Valerie (Ron) Stahr of Murfreesboro, and Denise (Greg) Scott of Franklin, TN; grandchildren, Chandler Scott and Will Scott of Franklin, Jordan Siler, Mary Stahr, Lily Stahr, and Dillon Stahr all of Murfreesboro, Ryan (Cristina) Stahr, and Garrett Stahr both of Nashville, TN; and siblings, Lindall (Tom) Lewis of Portland, TN; Inez Hurtz of Nashville, Jody (Roy) Kolbe of Cumberland Furnace, TN, and Phillip Chamblee of Nashville, TN; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his brother, James Chamblee and wife, Jane, and sisters, Ruth Chamblee Thompson, and Loretta Chamblee Maddox and husband, Horace.

Everyone who knew him loved his gentle and kind spirit and his wonderful sense of humor. His greatest joy was to bring a smile to those around him or, better yet, a laugh.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there will be no public gathering at this time. A private family service will be held with Dr. Jon Hathcock officiating and burial in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family invites you to share memories at higginsfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideons International, Fayetteville Camp, P.O. Box 166, Fayetteville, TN 37334.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Billy Wayne Chamblee.

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50 Comments

  1. Matt Wilson

    I worked with Bill when I started at AEDC and he was always a pleasure to work with and learn from. A real class act and he’ll be missed.

    Reply
  2. Ables Brenda

    I just read of Bill’s death today. He was one of the best men I ever knew, a true example of a good Christian. Sending my love and prayers to you Glenda and the girls. I know you will miss him terribly.

    Reply
  3. Lisa Washburn

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Mrs. Chamblee.
    Lisa Washburn

    Reply
  4. Janna Shope

    Mrs. Glenda – Oh how I loved Mr. Bill!! What a wonderful example of love he was to all around him. I have so many wonderful memories of being at your house weekly playing with Denise. Mr. Bill was always around with a smile and a joke for us. He will be missed! I love you Mrs. Glenda and will be praying for you, Denise and Valerie.

    Reply
  5. Jim McNeese

    Bill and I were co-workers at AEDC for over 30 years. He was a great friend and a wonderful person. Sorry to hear about his passing.

    Reply
  6. Tony Bargatze

    Bill was a very good friend and a special person. He was great to work with. He was always willing to help with any problem and he was an excellent computer analyst. I know he leaves a lot of good memories and Heaven is rejoicing.

    Reply
  7. Bro. Charles and Gail

    We are sorry for your loss our prayers are with you. Bill was a fine Christian and great leader in the church.

    Reply
  8. Al Turrentine

    A very pleasant friend at AEDC. Sorry to hear.

    Reply
  9. Dan and Priscilla Mills

    Glenda and family,
    We’re so sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in our prayers.

    Reply
  10. Nancy Carol Lowe

    So sorry to hear about Mr. Chamblee. My prayers are with Glenda and family. Love Carol Jordan Lowe

    Reply
  11. Joe and Barbara Smith

    Glenda, So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. You are in our prayers and thoughts.

    Reply
  12. Jerry Siler

    Glenda, Valerie, Denise, and family,

    I have been praying extra for all of you over the last few months, and will continue in the times ahead. What a tremendous blessing Bill was to me at every occasion, and a shining example of character, kindness, and generosity. I thoroughly enjoyed the times I shared with him through the years. He was truly a man dedicated to his family and lived a strong Christian witness. Bill was a wonderful person in every way, and I especially appreciate him being such a good Granddaddy to Jordan. This is a hard blow to everyone that knew him. May God comfort each of you and soon replace your sorrow with warm happy memories.

    Jerry Siler

    Reply
  13. Daniel and Dana Eldridge

    We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with your family at this time.

    Reply
  14. Shirley Steelman

    Glenda and girls, we are so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. We are also sad for the passing of Inez Reynolds. They both will be greatly missed. Love, Jim and Shirley Steelman

    Reply
  15. Carolyn & Jack Atchley

    Glenda we are so sorry to hear about Bill passing. We have many fond memoried of our church family from West End. Bill and you always meant so much to us! Praying for you and the girls. Love Jack and Carolyn Atchley

    Reply
  16. Martha Wolf

    Dear Glenda. I am so sorry for your loss and sm praying for you and your family at this sad time. Love, Martha Wolf

    Reply
  17. Roberta Kidd

    Glenda & family, I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. Just know I will be praying for all of you.

    Reply
  18. David Mills

    Mrs. Glenda, Valerie, Denise, and your families, I am so sorry for your loss. I know Mr. Billy was a great man, very intelligent and humble, and I know he will be missed. I was blessed to get to know him. My prayers for God’s comfort are with you all.

    Reply
  19. Lloyd Steelman family

    From Lloyd Steelman and family, God be with you in your loss and know that you have all our love at this difficult time. Thanks for always being such good friends.

    Reply
  20. Carl and Patricia Sullivan

    Valerie, Mrs. Chamblee, and Denise,
    We were so sorry to hear about Mr. Chamblee. Remember that he will always be with you in your hearts, your memories, and with the love he instilled in you all through the years. We pray that God will hold you in the palm of His hand and that you will feel His love especially at this time. With love and sympathy.

    Reply
  21. Wanda Williams

    So sorry for your great loss of Mr. Bill. Your family has been special to our family for many years, and we will certainly be thinking of you at this sad time. May your sweet memories flood your minds in the days ahead. Our love, Wanda and Bob Williams

    Reply
  22. Melody Layne

    Ms Glenda
    I am so sorry to hear about Mr Bill’s passing. He was such a sweet man, and will be missed very much. Please know my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

    Reply
  23. Valorie Nickels

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss.

    Reply
  24. Wayne and Angie Sanders

    Aunt Glenda and family your in our thoughts and prayers. Love to you all.

    Reply
  25. Colleen Clevenger

    Glenda, praying for you and your families.

    Reply
  26. Ronnie and Eloise (Stevenson) Hudgins

    Glenda and family your are in our prayers at this difficult time.

    Reply
  27. Joe and Betty Lawrence

    Glenda and family, we are so saddened to hear about Mr. Bill. He always had such a gentle spirit and smile. Please know we are here if you need us. Praying.

    Reply
  28. Lenace Hyde

    Prayers for your family at this time. So sorry for your loss.
    Lenace Hyde

    Reply
  29. Bill Towry

    Bill and I were the best of friends. God has gained a very special person in his kingdom. My heart felt sympathy to the family.

    Reply
  30. Mark & Wendy Collins

    Mrs. Glenda, Valerie, and Denise..we are saddened to hear of the loss of Mr. Bill. We send you hugs and prayers. May God wrap you in his comforting arms during this time of grief and sadness.

    Reply
  31. Wanda Tipper

    May you feel God’s comfort in the days ahead. You have many sweet memories to hold on to. my love to you all…

    Reply
  32. Nancy Posey

    Glenda and family so sorry for your loss. All of you are in our prayers. If I can do anything, just let me know. Love you.

    Reply
  33. Pamela Cartwright

    Sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your girls.

    Reply
  34. Fredna W. McAlister

    I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Chamblee’s passing. He and Mrs. Chamblee were very important in my life. Mrs. Chamblee was my mentor in education. Valerie and Denise are wonderful examples of Christian values in a family. I will always cherish their influence in my life. God Bless you! ❤️

    Reply
  35. Gary & Brenda Badenhop

    Glenda and girls, so sad to hear of Bill’s passing. Holding you in our thoughts & prayers of comfort in the coming days.

    Reply
  36. Allison Heffington

    Saddened me to read of your loss. Know you are loved by me and know I will be thinking of each of you in the days of ahead.

    Reply
  37. Lori Stevenson Finch

    I am so for your loss!
    Praying for comfort for you all.

    Reply
  38. Kay and Jimmy Daniel

    I have many great memories of Mr. Bill and all the precious Chamblee family. You all have beautiful memories of a great husband and father. May they bring comfort in these difficult days ahead. I love you Glenda, Valerie, and Denise.

    Reply
  39. Jane and Jim McNeal

    Glenda, so sorry to hear of Bills passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Reply
  40. Glen Douglas

    I am so sorry for the loss to this family, Prayers for and my sincere condolences.

    Reply
  41. Lisa Sisk

    So sorry Mrs. Glenda. Prayers for your sweet girls. I know what a hole it leaves in your heart to loose your daddy. Love to you all.

    Reply
  42. Jeremy, Jennifer, MacKenzie, & Troy Baker

    Mrs Chamblee, Valerie, Denise, & family,
    I am saddened to read of Mr Bill’s passing. I will always cherish memories of Mr Bill’s sweet smile & hugs! Mr & Mrs Chamblee have always held a very special place in my heart since my childhood! You all are and will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all during this challenging time!
    Love,
    Jennifer Ables Baker

    Reply
  43. Treva Buntley

    To the Chamblee Family: You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Hold tight to your memories.

    Reply
  44. Jeff and Pam Towry

    Glenda and family,
    We are so sorry to learn of Bill’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  45. Hazel and Rette Hyde

    Rette and I are so sorry to hear about Mr Chamblee passing. If we can help you and your family in any way, please let us help you. Our prayers go out to you and your family.

    Reply
  46. Tracy Holder

    Ms. Glenda I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  47. Ray Woods

    Glenda, So sorry for your loss. Bill was a great friend and will be missed.

    Reply
  48. Lynn Towry Brown

    So sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  49. Mike Johnson

    Glenda I will be praying for you in the coming days. Bro Mike

    Reply
  50. Sandy Gates

    I was sorry to hear of your loss. Glenda you and the girls and the rest of your family will be in my prayers.

    Reply

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50 Comments

  1. Matt Wilson

    I worked with Bill when I started at AEDC and he was always a pleasure to work with and learn from. A real class act and he’ll be missed.

    Reply
  2. Ables Brenda

    I just read of Bill’s death today. He was one of the best men I ever knew, a true example of a good Christian. Sending my love and prayers to you Glenda and the girls. I know you will miss him terribly.

    Reply
  3. Lisa Washburn

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Mrs. Chamblee.
    Lisa Washburn

    Reply
  4. Janna Shope

    Mrs. Glenda – Oh how I loved Mr. Bill!! What a wonderful example of love he was to all around him. I have so many wonderful memories of being at your house weekly playing with Denise. Mr. Bill was always around with a smile and a joke for us. He will be missed! I love you Mrs. Glenda and will be praying for you, Denise and Valerie.

    Reply
  5. Jim McNeese

    Bill and I were co-workers at AEDC for over 30 years. He was a great friend and a wonderful person. Sorry to hear about his passing.

    Reply
  6. Tony Bargatze

    Bill was a very good friend and a special person. He was great to work with. He was always willing to help with any problem and he was an excellent computer analyst. I know he leaves a lot of good memories and Heaven is rejoicing.

    Reply
  7. Bro. Charles and Gail

    We are sorry for your loss our prayers are with you. Bill was a fine Christian and great leader in the church.

    Reply
  8. Al Turrentine

    A very pleasant friend at AEDC. Sorry to hear.

    Reply
  9. Dan and Priscilla Mills

    Glenda and family,
    We’re so sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in our prayers.

    Reply
  10. Nancy Carol Lowe

    So sorry to hear about Mr. Chamblee. My prayers are with Glenda and family. Love Carol Jordan Lowe

    Reply
  11. Joe and Barbara Smith

    Glenda, So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. You are in our prayers and thoughts.

    Reply
  12. Jerry Siler

    Glenda, Valerie, Denise, and family,

    I have been praying extra for all of you over the last few months, and will continue in the times ahead. What a tremendous blessing Bill was to me at every occasion, and a shining example of character, kindness, and generosity. I thoroughly enjoyed the times I shared with him through the years. He was truly a man dedicated to his family and lived a strong Christian witness. Bill was a wonderful person in every way, and I especially appreciate him being such a good Granddaddy to Jordan. This is a hard blow to everyone that knew him. May God comfort each of you and soon replace your sorrow with warm happy memories.

    Jerry Siler

    Reply
  13. Daniel and Dana Eldridge

    We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with your family at this time.

    Reply
  14. Shirley Steelman

    Glenda and girls, we are so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. We are also sad for the passing of Inez Reynolds. They both will be greatly missed. Love, Jim and Shirley Steelman

    Reply
  15. Carolyn & Jack Atchley

    Glenda we are so sorry to hear about Bill passing. We have many fond memoried of our church family from West End. Bill and you always meant so much to us! Praying for you and the girls. Love Jack and Carolyn Atchley

    Reply
  16. Martha Wolf

    Dear Glenda. I am so sorry for your loss and sm praying for you and your family at this sad time. Love, Martha Wolf

    Reply
  17. Roberta Kidd

    Glenda & family, I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. Just know I will be praying for all of you.

    Reply
  18. David Mills

    Mrs. Glenda, Valerie, Denise, and your families, I am so sorry for your loss. I know Mr. Billy was a great man, very intelligent and humble, and I know he will be missed. I was blessed to get to know him. My prayers for God’s comfort are with you all.

    Reply
  19. Lloyd Steelman family

    From Lloyd Steelman and family, God be with you in your loss and know that you have all our love at this difficult time. Thanks for always being such good friends.

    Reply
  20. Carl and Patricia Sullivan

    Valerie, Mrs. Chamblee, and Denise,
    We were so sorry to hear about Mr. Chamblee. Remember that he will always be with you in your hearts, your memories, and with the love he instilled in you all through the years. We pray that God will hold you in the palm of His hand and that you will feel His love especially at this time. With love and sympathy.

    Reply
  21. Wanda Williams

    So sorry for your great loss of Mr. Bill. Your family has been special to our family for many years, and we will certainly be thinking of you at this sad time. May your sweet memories flood your minds in the days ahead. Our love, Wanda and Bob Williams

    Reply
  22. Melody Layne

    Ms Glenda
    I am so sorry to hear about Mr Bill’s passing. He was such a sweet man, and will be missed very much. Please know my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

    Reply
  23. Valorie Nickels

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss.

    Reply
  24. Wayne and Angie Sanders

    Aunt Glenda and family your in our thoughts and prayers. Love to you all.

    Reply
  25. Colleen Clevenger

    Glenda, praying for you and your families.

    Reply
  26. Ronnie and Eloise (Stevenson) Hudgins

    Glenda and family your are in our prayers at this difficult time.

    Reply
  27. Joe and Betty Lawrence

    Glenda and family, we are so saddened to hear about Mr. Bill. He always had such a gentle spirit and smile. Please know we are here if you need us. Praying.

    Reply
  28. Lenace Hyde

    Prayers for your family at this time. So sorry for your loss.
    Lenace Hyde

    Reply
  29. Bill Towry

    Bill and I were the best of friends. God has gained a very special person in his kingdom. My heart felt sympathy to the family.

    Reply
  30. Mark & Wendy Collins

    Mrs. Glenda, Valerie, and Denise..we are saddened to hear of the loss of Mr. Bill. We send you hugs and prayers. May God wrap you in his comforting arms during this time of grief and sadness.

    Reply
  31. Wanda Tipper

    May you feel God’s comfort in the days ahead. You have many sweet memories to hold on to. my love to you all…

    Reply
  32. Nancy Posey

    Glenda and family so sorry for your loss. All of you are in our prayers. If I can do anything, just let me know. Love you.

    Reply
  33. Pamela Cartwright

    Sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your girls.

    Reply
  34. Fredna W. McAlister

    I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Chamblee’s passing. He and Mrs. Chamblee were very important in my life. Mrs. Chamblee was my mentor in education. Valerie and Denise are wonderful examples of Christian values in a family. I will always cherish their influence in my life. God Bless you! ❤️

    Reply
  35. Gary & Brenda Badenhop

    Glenda and girls, so sad to hear of Bill’s passing. Holding you in our thoughts & prayers of comfort in the coming days.

    Reply
  36. Allison Heffington

    Saddened me to read of your loss. Know you are loved by me and know I will be thinking of each of you in the days of ahead.

    Reply
  37. Lori Stevenson Finch

    I am so for your loss!
    Praying for comfort for you all.

    Reply
  38. Kay and Jimmy Daniel

    I have many great memories of Mr. Bill and all the precious Chamblee family. You all have beautiful memories of a great husband and father. May they bring comfort in these difficult days ahead. I love you Glenda, Valerie, and Denise.

    Reply
  39. Jane and Jim McNeal

    Glenda, so sorry to hear of Bills passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Reply
  40. Glen Douglas

    I am so sorry for the loss to this family, Prayers for and my sincere condolences.

    Reply
  41. Lisa Sisk

    So sorry Mrs. Glenda. Prayers for your sweet girls. I know what a hole it leaves in your heart to loose your daddy. Love to you all.

    Reply
  42. Jeremy, Jennifer, MacKenzie, & Troy Baker

    Mrs Chamblee, Valerie, Denise, & family,
    I am saddened to read of Mr Bill’s passing. I will always cherish memories of Mr Bill’s sweet smile & hugs! Mr & Mrs Chamblee have always held a very special place in my heart since my childhood! You all are and will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all during this challenging time!
    Love,
    Jennifer Ables Baker

    Reply
  43. Treva Buntley

    To the Chamblee Family: You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Hold tight to your memories.

    Reply
  44. Jeff and Pam Towry

    Glenda and family,
    We are so sorry to learn of Bill’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  45. Hazel and Rette Hyde

    Rette and I are so sorry to hear about Mr Chamblee passing. If we can help you and your family in any way, please let us help you. Our prayers go out to you and your family.

    Reply
  46. Tracy Holder

    Ms. Glenda I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  47. Ray Woods

    Glenda, So sorry for your loss. Bill was a great friend and will be missed.

    Reply
  48. Lynn Towry Brown

    So sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  49. Mike Johnson

    Glenda I will be praying for you in the coming days. Bro Mike

    Reply
  50. Sandy Gates

    I was sorry to hear of your loss. Glenda you and the girls and the rest of your family will be in my prayers.

    Reply

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