Jack Earl Chandler, 80, a resident of Elkins, passed from this life Saturday afternoon, Sept. 7, 2013, in Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg.
Jack was born Sunday, July 23, 1933, in Manilla, Ark., a son of the late Nobel Earl Chandler and Raven Alexandria Thomas Chandler.
In Vietnam, in 2001, he married the former Lien Thi Tran, who survives in Elkins.
Others left to cherish Jack's memory are three children, Johnny, Joanne and Gary Chandler, all of California; five siblings, James Chandler and wife, Margie, of California, Richard Chandler and wife, Marocca, of North Carolina, Donald Chandler and wife, Shirley, Henry Chandler and Judy Leonard and husband, Randy, all of Virginia; and eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Preceding Jack in death besides his parents were two siblings, Dana Wolf and Charlie Chandler.
Jake joined the Marine Corps and served during the Korean War. He had owned and operated two businesses. The first business was A1 Appliance Repair which he opened in California with his brother, Jim, and the second business was Chandler and Sons Heavy Equipment Company. Jack retired from the Department of Defense after 20 years of service. While working for them, he traveled extensively to Korea, Vietnam and the Caribbean Islands constructing targets for practice missions.
A visitation will be conducted at the Randolph Funeral Home Thursday, Sept. 12, from 5 to 6 p.m., the funeral hour. The Very Rev. Donald X. Higgs V.F. will officiate. Jack's request for cremation will then be honored. Inurnment will take place at a later date.
The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Jack Earl Chandler. Send online condolences to the family at www.therandolphfuneralhome.com.