Roscoe Jay Chambliss, 95, passed away peacefully Nov. 15, 2010, at home surrounded by his family. He was born Aug. 26, 1915, in Dale, Texas, to Alvis and Lenora (Walker) Chambliss.
Roscoe grew up on a farm outside of Lockhart and married his childhood sweetheart, Bernice Witter, 73 years ago. He served in General Patton’s Third Army during World War II. In 1949 he bega
n his career with Wuest, Inc. in San Marcos and retired in 1990 at Wuest corporate office in Seguin. He served on the San Marcos School Board, was a member of the San Marcos Volunteer Fire Department, the Kiwanis club and was a 70-year member of the Lytton Springs Masonic Lodge.
There was always a quiet dignity about Roscoe. There was a sense of humor and a ready smile. He was a kind and understanding person. Roscoe was a good listener and many sought his advice and counsel.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lenora, and his father, Alvis, three brothers and one sister.
He is survived by his wife, Bernice; son, Terry and wife, Peggy; daughter, Sharon Williams and husband, Bill; granddaughter Penny Deal and husband, Tom; grandson Jon Williams and wife, Xina; and great-granddaughters Kate Deal and Emily Deal.
The family planned to receive friends from 4 – 6 p.m. at First Lockhart Baptist Church on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010. A private family graveside service will be held at the Bunton Cemetery in Dale.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Lockhart Baptist Church or Austin Hospice.
Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan St., Lockhart, Texas 78644. Obituary and guest book online at www.mccurdyfuneralhome.com