|Birth: ||Sep. 10, 1924|
|Death: ||Jan. 19, 2013|
Daniel Chandler, age 88, of Dalton, Georgia, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away Saturday at Hamilton Medical Center from complications from a stroke.
Mr. Chandler was born September 10, 1924 in Monroe, Georgia and grew up on the Chandler family farm in Banks County, near Commerce, Georgia. He was the son of Curtis Eugene Chandler, Sr. and Rachel Breedlove.
Mr. Chandler left the family farm to join the Army Air Corps at the height of World War II. He did basic training in Pensacola, Florida and New Jersey before being sent to Norwich, England where he was stationed for his service. He flew as a tail gunner in a B-24 in bombing missions over Germany, and was promoted to Staff Sergeant. He was honorably discharged at the end of the war, and then enrolled at the University of Georgia, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 1948. Mr. Chandler married to Janell Massey of Commerce in 1948, and later moved to Dalton to join his uncle in business at Patcraft Carpets, where he helped build Dalton's carpet industry. After many years at Patcraft, Mr. Chandler started Daniel's Carpets, and finished his career in the carpet industry in the late 1980's. He then returned to his agriculture roots and started his second career at Hubbs Garden Center, later The Barn Nursery. Mr. Chandler reluctantly retired at age 85 from working life. Mr. Chandler was a longstanding member and deacon of First Baptist Church of Dalton, and was a founding member of the Men's Prayer Breakfast in the 1970's. He was well known for writing many, many cards with encouraging words to people in need all over the world. Mr. Chandler is survived by his wife, Janell Massey Chandler, daughter Susan Chandler Lumpkin and son-in-law Dr. William H. Lumpkin, III of Dalton, son Jeff Chandler and daughter-in-law Donna Morea of Royal Oak, MD, grandchildren Jane Elizabeth Lumpkin of Dalton, David Lee and Caroline Gillis Lumpkin of Rome, GA, Emily Chandler and Hiram Navarette of Easton, MD, Adam Chandler of Falls Church, VA, and great-granddaughter Julia Chandler Lumpkin of Rome, GA. He is also survived by his twin sister Dorothy Harber of Searce, Arkansas, Reuben Chandler and wife Gladys Chandler of Atlanta, and Philip Chandler and wife Peggy Chandler of Rome, GA, Lita Chandler, wife of the late Curtis Eugene Chandler, Jr., brother-in-law Norman Massey of Roanoke, VA, and sister-in-law Everett Massey of Commerce, GA, and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday from the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Phillip Cannon officiating. Burial will follow in West HIll Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the Atrium of the Church from Noon til the funeral hour at 2 p.m. Flowers will be accepted or memorial may be made to the First Baptist Church c/o Men's Prayer Breakfast , P.O. Box 827 Dalton, GA 30722-0827. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at lovefuneralhomega.com. Love Funeral Home, 1402 N. Thornton Ave., Dalton Across from Hamilton Medical Center) is in charge of arrangements.
Curtis Eugene Chandler (1895 - 1988)
Rachael Tucker Breedlove Chandler (1902 - 2001)
Curtis Eugene Chandler (1922 - 2003)*
Daniel Chandler (1924 - 2013)
West Hill Cemetery
Maintained by: Bryan Chandler
Originally Created by: C. East
Record added: Jan 19, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103805311