J. A. Chambliss passed away peacefully at his home in Brownfield on July 22, 2020 at the age of 93. Jay was a lifelong resident of Brownfield and served the community in many ways.
He was a past officer in the Noon Lions Club and the Kiwanis Club. He worked at Shamburger Lumber Company and was manager at Terry County Lumber for many years. He then went to work for the State of Texas at Texas Workforce Commission.
Among many hobbies, Jay loved to fish, hunt pheasant and quail and search for arrowheads. He and Joy spent their summer months at their trailer in Ruidoso parked alongside his brothers Clyde and Curtis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Lucille Chambliss, and Joy, his wife of 65 years. He is survived by a son, Johnny and a daughter and son-in-law Rhonda and Bill Oates, all of Lubbock. Jay had 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
A service celebrating his life was held on August 1, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church of Brownfield.