Homer Berl Chandler
September 02, 1928 ‒ November 19, 2011
LEXINGTON: Creative and mechanically minded, Homer Chandler was a jack of all trades type of guy. A tinkerer, he enjoyed the challenge of completing home projects. More importantly, Homer was considerate and gentle. His greatest accomplishment was that of loving husband, father and grandfather.
Homer Berl Chandler, age 83, of Lexington passed away from congestive heart failure on Saturday, November 19, 2011 in Country Meadow Care Center.
The youngest of ten children, Homer was born September 2, 1928 in Newville, West Virginia the son of William and Birdie Mae (Morrison) Chandler. From 1947 to 1949 Homer served in the Army Air Corp. earning the rank of Sargent. While in the military, Homer was stationed in Japan following WWII where he served as air traffic controller.
In 1950 he completed diesel mechanic school and moved to Mansfield. Just two years later on January 12, 1952 he married Helen Lucas.
For 30 years, Homer worked at the General Motors Ontario Plant in the welder maintenance department.
Homer also enjoyed hunting and fishing, but mostly looked forward to the camaraderie with his friends. He enjoyed playing euchre and other card games, as well as listening to classic country music.
Homer was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1964 and he served several congregations. Most recently Homer was a member of the Mansfield South Congregation.
Homer was a humble, loving, and kind man who had a great sense of humor. A wonderful husband, father, and grandfather he will be missed so very much.
Homer is survived by his daughter Jean (Ray) Rinehart of Marion, sons William David Chandler of Mansfield and Daniel (Sue) Chandler of Ransom Canyon, Texas; two grandchildren Laura Earl of Columbus and Brian Earl of Winnsboro, South Carolina; one great granddaughter Colby Earl; one step great grandson Andrew Branham.
Along with his parents Homer was preceded in death by his loving wife of 46 years, Helen Chandler; siblings Merritt, Bencil, Elizabeth, Letcher “Doc”, Charles, and Ruth Chandler, Vergie Blankenship, Dana Chandler, and Geneva Evans.
The Chandler family will receive friends, Monday, November 21, 2011 from 2-4 and 6-8pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11am. Lawrence Jarka will speak and burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park.
Private online condolence to the family are welcomed by visiting:www.snyderfuneralhomes.com