CHANDLER, Thomas William

Date of birth: 28 Feb 1917 Edinburgh, Johnson County, Indiana

Date of death: 18 Oct 1986 Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana

Source: Franklin Daily Journal. Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana October 20, 1986

Thomas W. Chandler
Franklin
      Thomas William Chandler, 69, 
a Franklin resident 50 years, died 
Saturday morning at his home.  He 
had been in failing health since January.
      Born Feb. 28, 1917, in Edinburgh, 
he was the son of Lora and Clemmie 
(Hedger) Chandler.  He married Opal 
(Graham) Chandler July 24, 1936.  
She survives.
      He attended Edinburgh schools 
and was a U.S. Army veteran of World 
War II.
      A welder, he worked 25 years at 
Penn Central Railroad, retiring in 
1971.
      He was a member of American 
Legion Post 205 in Franklin and 
Transport Workers Union.
      A service will be at 2 p.m. 
Tuesday at Vandivier-Tudor Funeral 
Home in Franklin, with the Rev. 
Cecil Parkhurst officiating.  Friends 
may call at the funeral home after 
2 p.m. today.  Burial will be at 
Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin.
      Surviving with his wife are 
his stepmother, Mary L. Chandler of 
Edinburgh; two daughters, Nancy 
Perdue, Indianapolis, and Phyllis 
Huckelby, Huntingburg; three sons, 
Ronnie Chandler, Gary Chandler 
and Joseph Chandler, all of Franklin; 
14 grandchildren, and 15 great-
grandchildren.
      Also surviving are one sister, 
Alma Parkan, Bloomington; four half 
sisters, Donna Brewster, Emilie 
Passifume and Pauline Featherstone, 
all of Edinburgh, and Delores Mullis, 
Marion, and five half-brothers, Carl 
Chandler, Robert Chandler, Chester 
Chandler, Joe Chandler and Pat Chandler, 
all of Edinburgh.
      He was preceded in death by two 
infant sons, one infant daughter and 
two brothers.

Submitted by Mark E. Wirey

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