Theron F. (chan) Chandler Obituary

Date of Death:

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

Funeral Home:

Lord & Stephens Funeral Home East
4355 Lexington Road
Athens, Georgia, UNITED STATES


Ila - Thearon F. (Chan) Chandler, 91, died October 28, 2007.

A native of Madison County, Ga., he was a son of the late Hoyt and Minnie Fitzpatrick Chandler, and was preceded in death by his first wife, Winnifred Slay Chandler and a great grandson, Andrew "A.J." Cooper.

Mr. Chandler was a veteran of World War II and was a member of the original Seabees, South Pacific Campaign. In 1952, he graduated from the University of Tennessee with Doctoral of Law Degree. He was a member of Knoxville Civil Air Patrol, and the John H. Jones F. & AM Lodge 348, Danielsville, Ga.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 31, 2007, at 2:30 PM at Ila Baptist Church with Revs. Albert Vaughn, Mark Fite, and Tim Peek officiating. Interment will be in Cleghorne Cemetery, Ila, Ga.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Bennett Chandler; daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Joe Cooper of Bryant, AL; grandson and wife, John and Kim Cooper; great granddaughter and husband, Bethany and Steven Smith; great grandson, David Cooper; great granddaughter, Amanda Cooper; great-great grandson, Jason Smith; stepson and wife, Eddie and Melodi Bennett of Athens; grandchildren, Hannah and Josh Cape; great grandchild, Madison Cape; stepdaughter and husband, Jan and Tim Epps of Ila; grandson and wife, Doug and Kim Epps; great grandchildren, Matthew, Cody, and Nathan Epps; grandson, Shane Epps of Ila; granddaughter and husband, Valerie and Jason Bumstead of Ila; great granddaughter, Mackenzie Bumstead; stepson and wife, John and Paula Bennett; grandchildren, Angelia Bennett, Anna Day, Edward Day and Jonathan Day.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ila Baptist Church, PO Box 76, Ila, GA 30647.

Lord and Stephens, Danielsville, is in charge of arrangements.

Theron Chandler
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