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Allen

Edward "Fishin' Pole"

Chambers

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January 4, 2024

Allen Edward "Fishing Pole" Chambers, age 72, of Covington, died January 4, 2024, at LewisGale Alleghany Hospital in Low Moor, VA.


Allen was born July 13, 1951, in Gala, VA and was preceded in death by his parents, the late Shirley Thompson and Gyenetta Chambers Thompson.


After working for forty plus years at Westrock, he retired from working in the Power Department as a Team Leader and a Shift Forman.


Surviving is his wife of 27 years, Debbie Blakey Chambers; two sons, Kurell Wallace, and Rashad (Sara) Chambers of Covington; one daughter, Dr. La’Tisha Chambers (Rapheal Winfrey) of Richmond; three grandchildren, Kierra, Kyonna, Keegan of Covington; four sisters, Barbara Ann (Charles) Anderson, Betty (Charles) Lavender, Cindy Thompson of Roanoke, Frances (Victor) Jackson of Georgia; special grand dogs, Aric and Ace; a host of nieces and nephews; special friends, Ralph (Marie) Fitzpatrick, Tommy Smith, Gary Holloway of Covington, Donnie Hamm of Roanoke and Eddie Cosby of Staunton, VA.


Allen, affectionately called "Fishing Pole" was a member of Rising Mount Zion in Gala and often attended Concerned Christian Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and hunting; was a tireless worker and a devoted family man, loved spending time with his children and his grandchildren and attended their sporting events. He enjoyed watching westerns on television, especially Gunsmoke and hosting friends for cookouts.


In keeping with his wishes his body will be cremated.


A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2024, at 2:00 P.M. in the chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with Rev. David Halsey officiating, assisted by Rev. William Hickman III and Bishop Alfred Dearing. The family will receive friends following the service.


Arritt Funeral Home has been entrusted to handling the arrangements for Mr. Chambers.


Friends wishing to send online condolences may do so by visiting arrittfuneralhome.com.

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Visitation

Arritt Funeral Home

January 11, 2024 at 8:30:00 PM

1102 S Highland Ave, Covington, VA, USA

Service

Arritt Funeral Home

January 11, 2024 at 7:00:00 PM

1102 S Highland Ave, Covington, VA, USA

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SYLVIA

Feb 28, 2024

ALWAYS HELPFUL AND ALWAYS WITH A SMILE IN HER DAYS AT VALERO. SHE WILL BE REMEMBERED AND MISSED.

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Jack Williams

Feb 28, 2024

Enjoyed the services in church playing piano for 5 years rest in peace, Pastor Debbie

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Robin Bartley Simmons

Feb 27, 2024

So Shocked, Mary (Angie) we grew up together and she was always a bright spot in my life, had not talked to her for a couple months. We always had fun in whatever we were doing. Prayers for the family, she loved her family so much. Love You My Dear Friend will never forget all our good times.

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Pearl bland

Feb 27, 2024

Iam so sorry to hear of your mom's passing, she will be missed prayers the family

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Lucinda brugh

Feb 27, 2024

She was a wonderful lady she loved her children and grandchildren and great grandchildren she will be missed gone but not forgotten

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Belinda Sively Fink

Feb 24, 2024

She was loved by all who knew her. She was a wonderful person and a great prayer warrior. I will miss her and her twin from now on.They lived in a Happy House.

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Sandra Brady

Feb 24, 2024

You were a special person in many people lives you will be missed my heart aches for you and your family. I loved you Todd.

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Leeanna Williams

Feb 23, 2024

Miss u alot,and great guy.

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Leeanna Williams

Feb 23, 2024

Miss u alot

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Marilyn Crowder and Ken

Feb 23, 2024

I have known Todd since he was young child in pre school programs…My son Ken and Todd have been friends since they were young..Todd will be greatly missed by his Special Olympic friends and family. Rest in peace Todd.

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Patricia Tabor

Feb 23, 2024

Todd will be deeply missed by everyone that knew him. He had a smile that everyone remembers! Our deepest sympathy to all 💐

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Crystal Marsh

Feb 23, 2024

So very sorry for your loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers. God bless

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