DAWSON -- Mr. Robert Henry Chambless, 49, of Leesburg died on May 10, 2012 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Friendship Baptist Church of Lee County. Rev. Bobby Brooks will officiate.

Born in Dawson, Georgia on September 27, 1962, Robert grew up in Terrell County. He was a 1980 graduate of Terrell Academy. He attended Georgia College in Milledgeville and Georgia Southwestern College in Americus, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business.

Robert worked at Proctor and Gamble for 18 years before he went into the ministry. In 2007 he became Pastor at Sardis Baptist Church where he served for 4 years. He was currently serving as Pastor of Friendship Baptist Church of Lee County. Being a pastor was not just a job for him. Robert had a passion for sharing God's word and bringing people to Christ. He touched many lives with his kind and giving nature. He was truly a servant for the Lord.

Robert is survived by his wife, Kim Dale Chambless; 2 sons, Carson and Wesley Chambless; his mother, Vivian Davis Chambless; a twin brother, Ralph Chambless (Katrina); brothers, Mark Chambless (Susan) and Jerry Chambless (Marla); and sister, Vicki Chambless Jeffreys (Toby). He was preceded in death by his father, Robert E. "Bobby" Chambless.

Memorials can be made to Friendship Baptist Church of Lee County, P. O. Box 236, Leesburg, GA 31763.

The family will receive friends between 12:00 pm and 1:45 pm on Saturday, May 12th at Friendship Baptist Church prior to the memorial service.

Those wishing to sign the online registry may do so at www.harveyfuneralhome.com.

Harvey Funeral Home

Dawson 229/995-2104