Glen Chandler 1949-2010
KENOVA - Glen Edward Chandler, 60, of Olive Hill, passed away Sunday evening May 16, 2010, at his residence.
Glen was the son of the late Paul Glenwood Chandler and Mary Adams Chandler of Grayson, born June 2, 1949, in Ashland.
He was a retired overhead crane operator for AK Steel and a committed teacher's aide in the Carter County School District, working tirelessly with autistic and special-needs children. Glen was U.S. Navy veteran who served our great nation during the Vietnam War with the Atlantic Fleet. Serving the Lord was first and foremost for this devoted husband, father and friend. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Cannonsburg, where he sang in the choir. He also enjoyed golf, fishing and cooking and was a diehard UK Wildcats fan.
Left behind is his adoring wife of 41 years, Pamela Penix Chandler. Together, their union was blessed with a daughter, Candi Fields, and her husband, Roy, of Grayson and two precious grandsons, Brandon and Jason, and a grandson, Kyle Fields, who preceded his grandfather in death; a son, Chris Bond, and four precious grandchildren, Austin, Chandler, Malcolm and Gracie; two brothers, Bill Chandler of Olive Hill and John Chandler (Tammy) of Grayson; three sisters, Kitty Thompson (Jim) of Louisa, Nancy Cogan (Bob) of Boyd County and Sue Short (Joe) of Verona, N.C.; his mother-in-law, Helen Rys of Morehead; and sisters-in-law Rebecca Cantrell (Roy) of Morehead and Sandra Stancil of Chattanooga, Tenn.
Glen had an infectious laugh that could light up a room, and he never met a stranger.
A funeral service to honor Glen Chandler will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 20 at First Baptist Church of Cannonsburg. Pastor Stan Williams, Brother Buddy Baker and Sheldon Wheeler will bring a message of comfort to those in attendance. Military graveside rites will be observed at Rose Hill Burial Park.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home on Panola Street in Catlettsburg and an hour before services Thursday at the church.