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Paul Daniel Chambers, 74, of Madison, AL, passed away January 29, 2023, surrounded by family, love, laughter and prayer. He was born December 25, 1948, to Leona (Coder) and Burton S. Chambers Jr. in Buffalo, NY. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mary Kathryn Chambers; their children, Megan Schulz (husband Tim), Ryan Chambers (wife Kim), Emily Faulkner (husband Matt), Tim Chambers (wife Lori), eight beautiful grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by both of his parents and his two brothers Carl Chambers and Burton Chambers III.
Paul’s career centered around service and a deep patriotism for his country with the desire to preserve the freedoms and safety of those who lived in it. After graduating from the University of Buffalo with a B.A. in Sociology, Paul began an expansive 20-year career with the United States Air Force (USAF) where he was a Weapon Systems Officer (WSO) pronounced "Wizzo" in legendary military aircrafts including the T-38 Talon, the F-16 Fighting Falcon, and the F4 Phantom. After his final flight, his contributions pivoted further into tactical air command. While in the USAF, Paul continued his education and earned his M.A. in Management and Supervision from Central Michigan University, preparing him for his next chapter. Upon military retirement, Paul turned his sights to defense, moving his family one last time to Madison, AL, where he served in the civilian sector for an additional 19 years.
Paul was a selfless husband and father with an unmatchable sense of humor knowing levity could ease tension, pain and sadness for those around him. He cherished time with his family above all else, always requesting those around him to come visit. A Catholic convert, Paul’s commitment to his faith was something he cherished and shared with his wife and children and regularly volunteered in many roles within his church community. Paul will be sorely missed but forever celebrated by a legacy only built by love.
Visitation will be Monday, February 6, 2023, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at 12:30 pm. A full Catholic funeral mass will begin at 1:30 pm in the same location followed by interment at Huntsville Memory Gardens at 3:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Myositis Association: