Troy Chamberlain, 39, Peru, passed away at 5:08 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at his home. He was born May 11, 1978, in Anderson, the son of Meredith and Kathryn (Wolgamott) Chamberlain. On March 23, 2007, he married the love of his life, Amber Hendrix, and she survives.
Troy was a 1996 graduate of Madison Heights High School and received his bachelor's degree from Ball State University. As a substitute teacher, Troy always worked in jobs that involved helping people. He was pursuing his degree to become a teacher before his cancer came back this time.
Troy was a longtime member of Narcotics Anonymous, along with Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Ball State Men's Chorus, and the Ball State Marching Band "Pride of Mid-America Marching Band." He was an avid fan of the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Cubs. Troy loved spending time with friends and family, fishing, music, and his dog, "Stella." He would do absolutely anything for anybody, and he never knew a stranger. He was always positive, loved people and life, which he lived to the fullest, loved cooking, and loved the brotherhood of his fraternity.
Along with his wife, Amber, Troy is survived by his father, Meredith Chamberlain; sisters, Beth (Kelly) Johnston, Laurie Willis, and Kim (Ron) Armstrong; nieces and nephews, Adam (Jessica) Johnston, Luke (Jessica) Johnston, Kristin (John) Gotsis, Katy (Jason) Patchet, Matthew (Chloe) Armstrong-Totten, and Cody (Jessica) Maze; great-nieces and great-nephews, Noah, Jocelyn, Myla, Leo, Eliette, Evie, Etta, Jude, Jackson, Benjiman, MaLaynna, Angel, Zaira, Max, Zen, Ariahna, and Aiden; mother- and father-in-law, Teresa and Daniel White, and Jeff and Joyce Hendrix; brother-in-law, Grant Hendrix; sisters-in-law, Jessica (Chris) Langston and Taylor Hendrix; long time best friend, Doug (Lydia) Goodwin; special friends, Tino Morena, Mary (Brad) Hutsell, Billi Jean Garber, Keith Carlson, and Kris Herren.
Troy was preceded in death by his mother, Kathryn Chamberlain, both maternal and paternal grandparents, and two nieces.
The family would like to thank Guardian Angel Hospice Care and the Duke Cancer Center for the special care they gave to Troy during his illness.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at Fairfield Christian Church, 1476 E. 400 S., Kokomo, with Pastor Lynn Coleman officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with medical expenses. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.
Published on February 20, 2018