James “Jim” C. Chandler

By  | June 25, 2020 | Filed under: Obituaries, Pafford Funeral Home

Mr. James C. "Jim" Chandler Funeral services for Mr. James “Jim” C. Chandler, age 75, are scheduled for 11 AM, Thursday, June 25, 2020 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home in Lexington. Interment will follow in Center Hill Cemetery. Mr. Chandler passed away Sunday in Gatlinburg. He was born June 30, 1944 in McKenzie to the late Roy Clarence and Victoria Petty Chandler. He was a Vietnam Veteran, serving in the U. S. Army, a Fire Safety Specialist for the State of Tennessee, and a member of Gatlinburg Church of Christ. He was also former Director of Physical Plant at Freed Hardeman University. Mr. Chandler was a loving father and grandfather and served with his wife as surrogate parents to several of Bryan’s close friends at FHU. He was always joking with people and telling fun stories. He loved living in the Smokey Mountains too close to the bears and taking care of Marilyn’s roses. He loved Christmas and all of his Santa Claus’. He was preceded in death by two brothers, John F. and Roger Chandler and his sister, Roye Sue Chandler. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Mrs. Marilyn Petty Chandler; his son, Bryan Chandler (Eva); his daughter, Tammy Reed; two grandchildren, Jesse Reed (Kelsea)and Bella Reed Noble (Scott); one great grandchild, River Violet Reed; and his sister-in-law, Jean Robledo (Arturo).

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