Darrell Lee Chandler
Published: September 6, 2017
Darrell Lee Chandler, 87, of Fayetteville, Ark. passed away on September 1, 2017. He was born on April 23, 1930 in Fayetteville, AR. to Melvin and Hazel Chandler. The oldest of seven children, Darrell spent his childhood years and attended school in the Whitehouse Community.
He was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the Navy from 1948-1952 on the USS Tolovana. On February 14, 1953 Darrell married Audrey Marie Fletcher. He and his wife raised their two sons in the Baldwin Community east of Fayetteville.
Darrell took great pride in his work as a carpenter and house builder. His specialty was building beautiful custom wood cabinets. He was a member of the Baldwin Church of Christ. Darrell was a Christian who loved his family and his country. He enjoyed his vegetable garden, his wild blackberries and hunting.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his four brothers, Jay, Donald, Gary and Billy Chandler; his sister, Anna Stanberry; and his son, Lynn Chandler. Darrell is survived by his wife, Audrey Marie; his son, David Chandler; his sister, LaVerne Cooper; and his two grandchildren, Garrett Chandler and Claire Chandler MacDonald.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Beard's Chapel. Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 8, 2017 at Hester Cemetery under the direction of Beard's Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Gospel Tract International, 2125 N. Center St., Fayetteville, Ark. 72701. Condolences at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com.
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