Paul Chandler, 84, of Clarksville, passed away October 8 at Clark County Hospital after a serious illness surrounded by his family and pastor. He was born in Blytheville, Arkansas, on September 4,1937 to the late Iris and William Chandler.
Paul was a graduate of Jeffersonville High School, attended Indiana University Southeast, and was a graduate of the Carnegie Institute. He served 4 years in the U.S. Navy, serving as a navigator in the Naval Air Division. After leaving the service he became manager of Peerless Electronics in Louisville for many years prior to his retirement. He was a longtime member of First Christian Church, Jeffersonville.
He enjoyed coaching Little League baseball for his two sons, playing golf, was an avid IU fan, enjoyed traveling and loved to sing. He enjoyed square dancing and belonged to the Circle J Square Dance Club in Jeffersonville. Extending his love of singing, he became a square dance caller, taught square dance classes, and enjoyed calling square dances at various clubs in the Kentuckiana area. Other community involvement included membership in the Jeffersonville Jay Cees and the Kosair Shriners Club in Clarksville, where he served as President.
In addition to his parents, Paul is preceded in death by Dee Chandler, brother, Darrell Chandler, sister, Jeanette Chandler, and a nephew, Gordon Morrison.
To cherish his memory, are two sons: Scott Chandler (Michelle) of Jeffersonville and Doug Smith (Heather) of Southside, Alabama. Five grandchildren: Abigail, Brooklyn and Madelyn Chandler and Mackenzie and Brady Smith; his former wife, Sharon Chandler of Jeffersonville; a nephew, William Gannon and a niece, Etta Joyce Lee of Clarksville.
Scott Funeral Home, Jeffersonville, has been entrusted with the services. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 12th from 3-8 pm. Funeral service will be Wednesday morning, October 13th at 10 am with burial at Walnut Ridge Cemetery.
In lieu of customary expressions of sympathy, memorial contributions can be made to First Christian Church, 3209 Middle Rd, Jeffersonville, IN 47130.
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