Alfred Jack Pa Paw Chandler

Posted: Feb. 20, 2018 | Source: Matics Funeral Home

Alfred “Jack” (Papaw) Chandler, 88, was born July 24, 1929, at his family home place on Thorofare Road, Clendenin, where he also entered into rest Sunday, February 18, 2018, surrounded by his family.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Carrie (Rader) Chandler; siblings: Kermit, Flarey (Butch), Clinton (Red), and Dixie Helen.

Jack is survived by his wife of 68 ½ years, Wilma (Loyd) Chandler; children: Julia “Judy” (Wayne) McKown, Jack (Terry), Rick (Dixie), all of Clendenin, Jeanne of Charleston, Lisa (Jon) Beck of Saint Albans, and Bill (Leanne) of Pinch.

Jack is also survived by grandchildren Katie and Alison McKown, Juliane (Shaun) Whitt, Emily Chandler, Carrie (Chris) Eller, Conner, Nathaniel, and Rachel Beck; great-grandchildren: Chandler, Abby, Ali, Vince, Harrison, Jackson; and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his furry friend, Rowdy Baby.

Jack was a member of the Clendenin Advent Christian Church for many years and served in various offices. He belonged to the Clendenin Masonic Lodge #126 AF&AM. Jack was also a member of the Teamster’s Union #175, and worked at Bell Lines, Smith Transfer, and several other local trucking firms.

The family would like to thank Dr. Samuel Deem, Amedisys, and Hospice Care for the care of their father.

Jack will be greatly missed by his family, church family, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice Care or Clendenin Advent Christian Church Pew Fund, P.O. Box 482, Clendenin, WV 25045.

The visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 20, at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin. The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 21, at the Clendenin Advent Christian Church, with Pastor Mike Todorovich officiating. Burial will be in Clendenin Memorial Gardens, Clendenin, with Masonic Graveside Rites.

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