Darrell Lee Chandler, April 23, 1930~September 1, 2017

ChandlerDarrell Lee Chandler, 87, of Fayetteville, AR. 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, AR. 72701.

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    Name » 06. Sep, 2017

    What a life of service to country and family. May he rest in peace and grace and comfort be with his family. Praises to our Lord for men like this who have served so faithfully. Love and prayers, Dalinda from Texas

    Erica Gott » 06. Sep, 2017

    Darrell was loved very much by all who knew him. He will be missed by so many.

    Name » 06. Sep, 2017

    Dear Fletcher family,
    My sincere condolences to all your family. I hope your love one rests and lives in peace. I have a great memory of him been welcoming us to his house during the visit . He was a warm and genuine gentleman. He will be missed from family.
    Max and Elaine Safarpour and family.

    Gary & Kathryn Roberts » 06. Sep, 2017

    From Brownwood, Texas we send our love, prayers, and wish to remember Mr. Chandler for his military service, his love for God and Country, his desire to serve his risen Lord, and his love for his wife Audrey Marie and family. To his son Dave, we love you and know you are very proud of your Dad and Mom for the many years of taking care of each other.

    Jenevia Rogers Ralston » 07. Sep, 2017

    Dear Marie, David and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Darrell. We were so blessed to have Darrell and you all as neighbors for many years. May the Lord strengthen and comfort you during this sad time.
    Jenevia Rogers Ralston