Carl David Chandler

December 31, 1937 ‒ May 19, 2020

Westerville, Ohio

Carl David Chandler, age 82, passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday afternoon, May 19, 2020 just days after discovering cancer.

Carl was born on December 31, 1937 the third child of four to the late Ishmael and Elizabeth Chandler. Also preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Carolyn; brother, Harold; sister, Pauline Price; and daughter-in-law, Melissa Chandler.

Known for his quick wit, his quicker tongue and endless words that could serve up endless doses of hilarious remarks, run on stories, and caustic rebukes alongside deep, heartfelt love and concern.  Everyone was entitled to Carl’s opinion and many enjoyed hearing it from his front porch on Moss Road, at Camp Hi-Lo, (that he built with wife Carol and their boys), or in Shannon’s garage with Josie the Labrador at his side. His stories, drive, hardworking determination and selflessness will live on for generations.

Carl is survived by his sons, Rob (Tiffany) and Shannon (Barbara Baker); brother and best friend, Bob (Nancy); and a multitude of nieces, nephews and friends that are family.

A special thanks goes to Barbara Baker for selflessly nursing his every need at his bed side and loving him and his family through to his last moments with help from Carl’s dedicated and honorary daughter, Jaclyn Davis-her girls became his special angels on their regular visits to get a hug from Mr. Carl.

A private family gathering will be followed by graveside service officiated by Chuck Kidwell.  In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made in Carl’s memory to: Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Rd., Newark, OH 43055.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Carl’s family. Special memories and condolences can be shared with them at

  • Bob I’m so sorry to hear of loss. I have fond memories of Carl in grade school, before you moved. He will not be forgotten.

  • We will continue to keep you all in our prayers. Carl was a wonderful man with the kindness soul. I don’t think he ever met a stranger! Sending love to you guys during this time ❤️.

  • Hello Bob, I was so sorry to hear of Carl’s passing. I remember him so well when were all young. I know he will be greatly missed. May God grant you and the families peace and comfort in this difficult time.

    Le Roy and Georgie Chandler
    Sheldon, Iowa 51201

  • Our deepest sympathy to you all. Carl and Carol were always such gracious hosts. The time we spent in Walhonding with them each year are such sweet treasures memories to us and to our children. We were so blessed to have known them both.
    Bill and Kim Hibbits and kids

  • Sorry to hear Carl passed. Joan and I knew Carl and Carol through Hut Utzinger when he lived in New Albany. I still have the shirt we made up for a get together with the words “My best friend” and an arrow pointing to one side. We drifted apart for many years but reconnected two years ago. He will be missed. We will keep him in our prayers
    Bob and Joan Wuebker