Joshua "Josh" Keith Chambers

Sunday, August 23, 1981 - Wednesday, September 27, 2023

In Loving Memory

Photo of Joshua "Josh" Keith Chambers  - 1981-2023

Canton- Joshua “Josh” Keith Chambers, age 42, is a young man who has left this world too soon; but a special man who has left a legacy of goodness and kindness that will live on forever. Our hearts are saddened by his passing on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, a day that has changed our lives and a day that we shall never forget.  

 He was born August 23, 1981, in the mountains of Haywood County, where he has spent his whole life. He was proud of his heritage and his hometown of Canton, where he has made many friends and many memories. Josh was a man who was loved by everyone. He was surrounded by a loving family and a multitude of friends who will miss him every day. He was raised by a wonderful family who taught him the important values of honesty, respect, and kindness, and who always supported him and encouraged him throughout his life.

 Josh was a hard worker and a dependable employee. He had been employed with NAPA and Advance Auto Parts in Canton as a store manager for many years and he also worked at Haywood Appliance in Clyde, where he delivered and installed appliances for customers. Josh had a knack for mechanics and could fix any type of vehicle. He was always willing to help others with their cars, motorcycles or trucks or just offer advice.  His greatest passion was his motorcycle. Josh loved to ride with his family and friends, feeling the freedom and thrill of the road. He was a skilled rider and a respected member of the motorcycle community.

Josh loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping, swimming, and spending time at the lake. He was always happy being at the beach and feeling the ocean breeze and the rushing waves. A favorite pastime of watching movies, especially Star Wars and Marvel movies were great fun for Josh.

 He leaves us with many cherished memories and Josh lived by the quote, “Everything happens for a reason”. He believed that there was a purpose and a meaning behind everything that happened in his life, whether it was good or bad, He trusted that God had a plan for him and he accepted everything that came his way with grace and gratitude.

 Rest in peace, Joshua “Josh” Keith Chambers. You were a wonderful son, father, and friend. A part of you will always remain in our hearts.

Preceding Josh in death, are his grandparents, Charlie Blankenship, and Cash and Diola Chambers.

Surviving are his father, Joe Chambers (Sandy) and his mother, Vicki Blankenship Chambers; his son, Griffin Chambers ( and his mother, Kaysie Duckett) ; a brother, Jeremy Chambers (Karen); his grandmother, Jensie Owen;  special girlfriend, Amie Lanay; his sister, Danielle Smathers; uncles, Ken Chambers, Bruce Chambers (Doris) and Derick Blankenship; several cousins, nieces and nephews; also a special group of high school friends who were like brothers to him and who remained close all his life. 

A funeral service to honor the life of Josh will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, September 30, 2023, at Bethel Baptist Church in Canton. Pastor Roy Kilby and Pastor Jeff Moore will be officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the church from 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm prior to the service. Serving as pallbearers will be Jonathan, Jeffrey, and Jimmy Walker and Shaun, Vaun Smathers, Tyler Rathbone, Zach Siske, and Brian Sams.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the bank account of Josh's son, Griffin Cash Chambers, at Champion Credit Union. 

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Chambers family.             

Condolences from family and friends

My heart is sad. So sorry for your loss. All the family will be in my prayers!
Cathy Allen
Sorry for your loss. My heart felt condolences.
Alan Stinnett
Joe,Vicky,and your whole family,I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great young man and will be missed greatly.
Randy Sheppard
Joe and Sandy, we've been friends and neighbors for a long time. I am heartbroken for your loss of Josh.
Karen Kimbell
Vickie and family so sorry to fine out about josh. I love you all.
Barbara Watson
I am so sorry for your loss. I have known Josh for most of his life. He and my son Jason Siske were great friends. My daughter Stacy Siske was also a friend. This has been so sad for both of them. I wish I could be there for his service but know I am there in heart. He will be greatly missed. Peaceful be his journey. Fly you high, Josh Chambers, fly you high.
Sandra cooke
Josh and I were great friends back in the day. It's hard for me to put it in words how genuine and honest of a soul that he was. Looking at some old pictures I found the memories just flooded back in. My heart is broken for his family. I'm honored to have the memories. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.
Marc Hickman
My deepest condolences to Josh’s family. He was one of my son (Bubba Henson)’s friends and classmates. I remember Bubba talking about how nice he was. May God provide comfort and healing to all. Donna Henson
Donna Henson
Josh was a one of a kind fella. I worked with him at haywood appliance and I'll tell you he was always full of spirit. All the times I worked with him he never had a negative thought about anything always the guy you wanted to work with . He was a wonderful friend a wonderful guy to be around many prayers for his family. Such a wonderful young man . Prayers for his son his family and Amey that stood by him God bless you all .
Dustin Ammons
So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for all!
Debbie Moody
I am so sorry for your loss. I can not imagine the sadness you are feeling. Sending hugs and love for your loss.
Renee Craige
We are sad to hear about Josh passing. He was such a bright light in this world with that sweet smile and great attitude. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, today and in the days to come.
Ricky and Gail Paxton
Joe, Vicki and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Josh was a very sweet person. He and our son Robbie was friends at Pisgah. I'm sure they're talk about old times in heaven. Josh always ask about Robbie when we saw Josh. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Debbie McClure Underwood
I meeting whith Joshua, in my wedding party. And I remember he approached too us and cheek my hand ,and said congrats for you and your wife and I remember him whith big smile , charming personality. In my memory, I freezing this beautiful moment. Rip. Friend.
Randall & Jennifer Carr.
Vicki very sorry to hear the news may God be with you and the family.
Johnny Luther
my heart is heavy words cannot express i know the kind of person he is in a peaceful place his spirt soars he lives in his loved ones hearts and they all will be togeather one day
Wanda A Hyde