Terry Harold Chambers, 80, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 25, 2022, in Conway, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Ernest Harold and Dealia Ann (Stewart) Chambers.
He was born in Madison, West Virginia on April 25th, 1942. Terry attended Scott High School and received a Master’s Degree in Education from Bob Jones University. He was formerly married to Brenda Meadow, mother of their son Trent Chambers. He was also formerly married to Carroll Chambers.
Terry was a lover of life and lived it fully. He was a naturally shy person who forced himself to be outgoing. Terry loved fishing but would not go offshore fishing because he became seasick easily. He loved sports, especially golf, yet he self-professed that he had no natural ability to play sports well. Terry liked to be alone, but he was also a lonely person at times. His favorite vacation was to go to Las Vegas. He liked to play poker and said he was good at it. He loved to watch Westerns and his favorite author was Louis L’Amour. His favorite food was country steak and gravy, and his favorite desert was strawberry shortcake. His favorite bible verse was 2 Timothy 1:12.
He has been described as “a character”, “one of a kind”, and good friend and counselor.
Terry loved his work no matter what he was doing and gave his all to the tasks at hand. Terry has many accomplishments to be proud of in his life including having been a Secondary Education Teacher and Vice Principal of Colonial Christian Schools in Homestead, Florida. He had been an instructor and a recruiter for Greenville Technical College in Greenville, South Carolina; and a recruiter for Horry Georgetown Technical College in Conway, South Carolina. Terry had served as the Civil Service Commissioner for the Deputy Sheriffs’ Association of West Virginia. He had served as Municipal Judge for the City of Madison, West Virginia, and as a Justice of the Peace for Boone County, West Virginia. He had served as a Magistrate in Greenville County, South Carolina where he was appointed by Governor John West upon nomination and recommendation of then State Senator, Carroll Campbell. He had served as Chief Judge for Administration in Greenville, South Carolina and as an instructor at the Criminal Justice Academy for the South Carolina Court Administration. Terry also served on the Horry County Council in District 6 where he was elected in 1994 and re-elected in 1998.
Terry moved to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in 1985 where he opened T.C. Bail Bonds. He and Al Bragg ran that business until he was elected to Horry County Council. Terry worked in the Time Share industry for the past two decades where he became a legendary salesman who was able to travel the world doing something that he loved. He won many awards and became affectionately known as “Judge” to many in that industry.
Terry was a member of Grand Strand Baptist Church. His was a faithful servant of God who is now Home with his Savior.
Survivors include his son, Trenton H. Chambers, daughter-in-law, Jennifer Simmons Chambers, and two granddaughters, Allyssa Chambers and Marley Chambers.
Private entombment will be at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held at a later date and will be announced.
In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to Grand Strand Baptist Church or your favorite local charity.
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