Jimmie D. Chandler

January 29, 1938 ‒ January 25, 2020

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Jimmie D. Chandler, age 81, peacefully passed away Saturday, January 25, 2020 in his Mansfield home under the compassionate care of OhioHealth Hospice and was blessed to be surrounded by his wife and daughter.

He was born January 29, 1938 in Edwardsville, Illinois to Laverne “Jim” & Virginia (Musick) Chandler. He was liked by everyone he met and was a natural athlete who loved to play sports and always put others first. He played baseball and football but was a star basketball player in high school. He even earned a college scholarship for basketball until he served his country as a member of the US Army.

Jimmie’s work history included; Engineer Lab Technician with the Essex Corporation in Lexington, production supervisor at Mooney and Moses, Production Supervisor and eventually Plant Superintendent at Kelsey-Hayes in Mount Vernon. He left his final job at Jay Plastics at age 74, finally retiring from the workforce.

He is survived by his loving wife whom he married June 19, 1965, Sharen L. (Traband) Chandler; daughter Paige L. (Richard) Perkeybile; 2 step-granddaughters; sister Barbara Semanisin; several nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family; his special friend, his Boston Terrier Ginny

Jimmie was preceded in death by parents Laverne “Jim” Chandler, Virginia (Musick) Henke and stepfather Wilbert Henke; two stillborn children Malissa Beth and Cary Michael; a niece; two nephews and a brother-in-law.

Contributions in his memory may be made to OhioHealth Hospice Mansfield and may be sent to: OhioHealth Hospice, 335 Glessner Avenue Mansfield, OH 44903.

His final resting place and service will be in Edwardsville, Illinois and will be at a later date.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Jimmie’s family. Share a memory with them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • Paige and Sharen so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Mel’s mom, Darlene Davis

  • We are so sorry to hear about Jimmie passing away. He was a great athlete and fun person to be around. We always enjoyed our time spent in Edwardsville and Mansfield. He will be greatly missed. Sherry and Page, let us know if we can be of help. Sending our love!
    Mary and Bill Houba

  • Paige, I am so sorry to hear of your dads passing. I just lost my dad 7 months ago. I have the best memories of the whole group of us kids from bryonaire always hanging out together & having a blast! I also remember everyone thinking that you had the coolest parents in the neighborhood! Please give your mom my condolences.

  • What a truly great person Jimmie was. My condolences and prayers are with you Sherry, Paige, and all your family. I remember how great he was, and Sherry too, welcoming me into their lives and Jimmie’s calm demeanor at all times. Such an easy going decent guy. I will watch a war movie in his honor!

  • Dear Shari, Paige and Barb,

    You and your families are in my thoughts and prayers. So many great memories of our families being such good friends.

    All my Love,
    Elaine Hamil White