Former sheriff, 89, dies

Published 12:20 am Friday, December 8, 2017

Former Covington County Sheriff Glen Chambers age 89, of Florala, died Tues., Dec. 5.

Chambers was elected sheriff in 1978, and served one term.

Glenn Chamber

He was born Jan. 7, 1928, in Florala to Arrie Chambers and Gladys Justice Chambers. He joined the U.S. Navy and served for 23 years. After retiring from the Navy he worked at McDaniel Motor Company as a service manger.

He then worked as deputy for the Covington County sheriff’s department and was later elected sheriff. He worked civil service at Eglin Air Force Base for years and then with the Conecuh Forestry Service, retiring at the age of 87.

When he wasn’t working his full time jobs, he was hard at work on the farm that he loved.

He was an active member of Damacus Baptist Church and a devoted father, grandfather and great grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his father, Arrie Chambers; mother, Gladys Justice Chambers; brother, Lewie Chambers; and sister, Naomi Anderson.

He is survived by his daughters, Suzanne Chambers Hunt (Will), Autumn Chambers Jones (Anthony) and Aaron Chambers Norman (Chase), all of Florala, and Brittney Cox (Andrew) of Laurel Hill; sons, Foy Chambers, Joseph Chambers (Jeannie) of Panama City and David Chambers of Lakeland; sister, Margie Watson of Pensacola. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, from Evans Funeral Home with John Bryan officiating.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at Evans Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Damacus Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors.