James William Ryan Chalmers (Jim) entered into heavenly rest on October 13th, 2021. Born on March 11th, 1936 to the late Ryan Young and Ila Taylor Chalmers. He graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Poultry Science.
Mr. Chalmers retired from ISE America and Chalmers Strawberry Farm, which he owned for 20 years. He was an active member of Smyrna Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder.
Jim was known as The Strawberry Man, The Chicken Doctor, and as Blue Eyes at the dialysis center.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Evelyn Crowe Chalmers (Ebb), a daughter, Donna(Tim) Shealy; a son, Eddie(Susan) Chalmers, brothers, Charles(Joan) and Paul(Brenda) Chalmers; sisters, Mary(Hayne) McCall and Doris(Marshal) Nichols, grandchildren, Collin(Kelli girl) Shealy, Kelli boy(Alaina) Shealy; Stacy(April) Chalmers, Bryan(Danielle) Chalmers, Rachel(Chris) Nelson; and great grandchildren: Parker, Lorelai, Delilah, Hattie, Merritt, Mason, Conner, and Caleb. He was predeceased by a sister, Martha(Herman) Cowan.
Services for Mr. Chalmers will be held at 2:30 PM Saturday, October 16th, 2021 at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel by the Reverend Dan Ratchford and Rev. Creighton Jones following a visitation from 1:30-2:30 PM. Burial will follow at Newberry Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers will be grandsons: Stacy Chalmers, Bryan Chalmers, Collin Shealy, and Kelli Shealy: great grandson, Parker Chalmers; and friends: Yancy Floyd, Terry Longshore, and Edwin Wicker.
Memorials may be made to the Gideons, PO Box 795, Newberry, SC 29108.