Leonard A. Chambers, 75, died Monday, July 12, 2010, in Tomball, Texas. He was born July 22, 1934 in Yates Center, and graduated from the University of Texas in 1956 where he served as the assistant director of the Longhorn Band and president of the A Cappella Choir. Later he received his master’s in Music at Vandercook College of Music in Chicago.
He retired in 1993 after a wide range of service, including band director, choir director, music administrator and Administrator of Fine Arts. Tomball High School’s Fine Arts Wing and music scholarship are named in his honor.
He directed the choir at Tomball’s First Baptist Church for 13 years and Tomball United Methodist Church for more than 20 years, which was his beloved church until his death.
Leonard maintained a farm in Kansas where he was awarded the Kansas Soil Conservation Award. Following his music career, Leonard enjoyed his employment with Klein Funeral Home where he was able to express his greatest passions — his love for people and his faith in God. He was a caring husband, loving father and grandfather and a great man.
“Pop” will be tremendously missed, especially during football season when his beloved Texas Longhorns are playing.
He is preceded in death by parents, Les and Thelma Chambers, and sister Jean Jeffers.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Rose Marie; sons, Michael and wife, Dena, Mark; daughter Lynn Brewer and husband, Tom; niece Margaret Mobley; special nephew Joel Mobley; six grandchildren; brothers, Kenneth and wife, Alice, Marvin and wife, Shirley; sisters, Doris Fredrick and husband, Clarence, Diana Wood and husband, Franklin, and numerous friends and relatives.
Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 16 at Tomball United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Klein Memorial Park SH 249. For those who desire, memorials may be directed to the Tomball United Methodist Church.