Richard Douglas Chamberlain, Sr.

Richard Douglas Chamberlain, Sr., age 73, of Vestavia, AL, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017.  Richard proudly served his country in the U. S. Air Force.  He was predeceased by his first wife, Glenda Creel Chamberlain.  His survivors include his wife, Betty Hawkshead Chamberlain;  children, Ritchie Chamberlain (April) and Andrew Chamberlain (Kelcei); sisters, Margot Ewers and Nancy Schave; Lee Chamberlain; grandchildren, Noah, Luke and Samuel Chamberlain and other family members.  A visitation will be 6-8 pm, Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at North Shelby Baptist Church.  A Funeral Service will be 10 am, Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the church.  A Committal Service with Honors will follow at the Alabama National Cemetery, Montevallo, AL at 12:30 pm.  Charter Funeral Home directing.


  1. Sandra Wood on May 22, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    I’m so sad for our loss. Rick was kind and generous. I’m so thankful I got to visit with him. This a great picture of a wonderful man.