HOSCHTON - Arthur William “Bill” Chandler, 79, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, following many years of serious illness.
He was born in Savannah on November 11, 1934, the son of the late Arthur Wellington and Frances Kiene Chandler, a graduate of The University of Georgia, and was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. He had Alzheimer’s for the past few years, following years of illness due to spinal cord and back injuries. Village at Deaton Creek has been a wonderful home for him the past six years as Bill still had the capacity to develop friendships, walk his dog, Cinnamon, and read and enjoy other activities. Prior to being ill, Bill was Vice President of marketing and sales for Ellman’s Service Merchandise in Atlanta. Mr. Chandler was preceded in death by a daughter, Vanessa Chandler.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Virginia Chandler, Hoschton; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Ken Hand, Cumming, Susan and Marty Patterson, Cumming, and Karin and Eddie Brown, Tifton; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother and sister in law, Dennis and Sally Chandler, Savannah; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass will be held Friday, June 13, at 11 a.m., at Prince of Peace Catholic Church with internment following at Kennesaw Memorial Gardens, 1306 Whitlock Ave. SW, Marietta at 2 p.m. Father Eric Hill will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 6439 Spout Springs Rd., Flowery Branch, GA 30542, 678-960-0040, or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, (901) 595-3300. Prayers are always welcome.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch, is in charge of arrangements.
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