Jack Edward Chalmers

Jack Edward Chalmers, age 85 of Hoschton passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2024. Jack was an Atlanta native who went on to attend school at Mars Hill College, where he met his wife of over 50 years, Nancy Pridmore. He then went on to study at Furman University and served as a Minister at churches in Virginia and Georgia. Jack dedicated 70 years in the ministry and spent his final years of work as the Chief of Chaplains at the V.A. Hospital in Atlanta. Jack possessed a passion for our veterans and found great pride in serving them and bringing them to our Savior. After Nancy’s passing in 2009, Jack went on to marry Shirley Ray in 2011. He loved his family, golf, fishing, bowling, gardening, traveling the world, reading and most importantly, he loved the Lord. He is survived by his wife Shirley Chalmers; son David Chalmers of Braselton; daughter Kim C. King and husband Kevin of Lakemont; son-in-law Phil Campbell; brother Danny Crowe and wife Gayle; 9 grandchildren Josh, Justin, Charlene, Christopher, Mary, Jack, Denver, Nancy, and David Jr.; 11 great grandchildren. Jack was preceded in death by his mother Nannie Lee Crowe and stepfather Raymond Crowe; father Arnold Chalmers; wife Nancy Chalmers; son Mark E. Chalmers; daughter Debbie C. Campbell; brother Billy Chalmers; and sister Sue Crowe. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, March 30, 2024, at the Church On The Hill (101 Gum Springs Church Road Jefferson, Ga., 30549). Officiating will be Dr. Jeff Perkins, Nancy King, Justin Campbell, and Christopher Chalmers. Interment to follow at Floral Hills Memory Garden. The family will receive friends 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Saturday, March 30, 2024, at the Church On The Hill. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that contributions be made to the church building fund. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53 Hoschton, Ga., 30548. Lawsonfuneralhome.org. 706-654-0966


15 thoughts on “Jack Edward Chalmers”

  1. Condolences to his family. My prayers and thoughts are with them as they say goodbye to Mr Chalmers. My memories of him are pure joy and love as he was a great example to me as I grew up knowing him and his family.

  2. Jack was an inspiration to everyone to live their lives to the fullest. He will be missed but never forgotten. KnK

  3. Jack was my good friend for many years. It’s been my great pleasure to know him and his family. I smile thinking of him at the Stone Mountain Highland Games and at the VA watching clogging. He was full of life, we had joy and fun but he never missed an opportunity to minister. How wonderful to have all those special memories. I will always miss him but I know his new address.

  4. I met Jack at Manor Lake Hoschton where he and Shirley lived. I enjoyed talking to him while there visiting my mother. He was such an interesting and Godly man.

  5. Jack was such a good man, very warm and loving. I will always be grateful for how he conducted the funeral services for both my grandparents, his in-laws. Lots of love and prayers for the family.

  6. Jack was a true inspiration to us all. He guided me for years and helped shape my love of the Lord, and also how to enjoy life to the fullest. It was always a joy to see him and spend time with him. His memories will be with us forever and we will miss him greatly. It was a true honor to be his friend.

  7. Jack was a wonderful man who was always smiling. Prayers for his family and friends. He will be missed and I am sure heaven is brighter with him there. Love to family.

  8. I am truly going to miss Jack. I knew I could always go to him with a problem, prayer request, or advice. Jack was such a comfort to me when Donny passed. He would pray with me, quote scripture, and I knew he would always be there with anything I needed. I could walk in the back door at anytime and yell it’s me and then hear, come on in! Jack was truly loved by not just me, but everyone. I pray for you all.


  9. Jack Chalmers was an able pastor and chaplain. I remember Jack well as I served with Chaplaincy Division of the Baptist Home Mission Board. I recognized Jack’s smile immediately. Gentle crossing.

  10. We are grieving the loss of our dear friend, Jack, and our friendship goes back almost forty years. Jack was undoubtedly one of the kindest and most open-hearted individuals we’ve ever known. My husband Bill was in a Bible study Jack hosted for about 20 years and the wives were included on many social occasions. Absent from the body, but present with the Lord!

  11. Jack and Nancy Pridmore were classmates of mine at Mars Hill College in 1956-57. I’m so saddened to learn of his death. My condolences to his family. I remember Jack for his kind spirit and his love for Nancy.

  12. We have been saddened by this news but know that Jack is in the arms of his Lord and Savior. Jack was the pastor at Mt Carmel Baptist Church in Rocky Mount, VA when I was very small. I remember him so well and stayed in touch with him over the years. I remember him fondly especially when he came back to Virginia and performed either a revival, Homecoming or just came to visit. We all will miss him greatly. God bless his family.

  13. Jack was a true friend when I attended church at Northeast. When you talked to him he really listened. God bless to those he left behind!

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