Chambliss Jr., Roger Lee

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Roger Lee Chambliss Jr., 95, of Salem, Va., and formerly of Blacksburg, Va., died on Sunday, February 1, 2009, at Richfield Retirement Center. He was born in Rawlings, Va., on October 26, 1913, to the late Roger Lee Sr. and Alice Campbell Jones Chambliss.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Chambliss; his second wife, Nora Chambliss; and his brother, Campbell Chambliss.

He was a veteran of World War II having served in the United States Navy. He was an Elder of Blacksburg Presbyterian Church. He was an active participant in the restoration of the Smithfield Plantation, a member of the American Legion and the Rotary Club. He was an avid gardener and taught agriculture economics at VPI & SU. He was President of the Virginia Easter Seal Society and active in founding the Camp Easter Seal East.

He is survived by three daughters and a son-in-law, Ann Timberlake, of Stone Mountain, Ga., Cindy and Roger Martin, of Salem, and Cammie Williams, of Brandon, Fla.; five grandchildren, Brian Williford, Doug Timberlake, Stephanie Butler, Kim Martin, and Julia Williams; five great grandchildren; a sister, Delha Crutchfield, of Charlotte, N.C.; and a sister-in-law, Joanne Chambliss, of Apex, N.C. His grandson, Archie Campbell Williford, preceded him in death by two days.

Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 7, 2009, in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Smithfield Plantation, 1000 Smithfield Plantation Road, Blacksburg, Va. 24060.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time at McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Drive, S.W., Blacksburg, Va.