James Aaron Chandler passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2021. He was 90 years old.
James Chandler adored his family and loved them fiercely. Playing tricks and games with his grandchildren was his favorite past time. He loved to travel and see the mountains. He liked to relax by sitting at home on his porch listening to gospel music watching the sun go down. He took great joy in tending his pond, feeding his catfish, and growing his tomatoes. He was a skilled fisherman, hunter, electrician, welder and mechanic. He served as a marine and felt loyalty and service was admirable and the world would be a much better place if everyone felt the same. He loved attending his local church and was involved while he was able. James Chandler loved Jesus and his favorite song was Amazing Grace. He attended his grandchildren’s ballgames, programs, and performances as much as he could. He will be greatly missed.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Lewis Jefferson Chandler and Serena Tharp Chandler; wives, Pearl Chandler and Chloe Chandler; stepchildren, Richard Wilkerson, Elloise Welch and Linda Candebat; brothers, Sam Chandler, Alvin Chandler, Talmer Chandler, Homer Chandler and Hayward Chandler; sisters, Era Crowder, Audie Tharpe, Venora Chandler, Viloia Chandler and Irene Chandler; and grandchild, Brian Wilkerson.
He is survived by his son, Dan Lesley Chandler (Lynn); daughter, Shirley Coleman; sister, Ann Juknath; stepchildren, James Wilkerson (Patsy), Dee Thomas and Elton Wilkerson (Sherry); grandchildren, Connie Potvin, Codie Wilson, Kevin and Kelly Wilkerson, Clint Thomas Jr., David Wayne Welch, Carla Weeks, Candi Wilkerson, Tonia and Tim Wilkerson, EJ Wilkerson, Crissi Kister, Karessa Johnson, DeAnn and Grace Wilkerson, Brosnan Candebat, Malissa Hudson, and Connie Candebat Ashbrand; and 32 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at Glenwood Funeral Home. Pastor Connie Potvin will officiate the service. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. Tuesday until the hour of the service. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers are William Chandler, Bryan Wilson, Kelly Wilkerson, Kevin Wilkerson, Kevin Hudson, and Jeff Candebat. Honorary pallbearer will be Bradley Hudson.
In Lieu of flowers donations of clothing, socks, and blankets to the Veteran's Administration Nursing Home in Jackson, MS.