March 22, 2014 - December 12, 2014
Big Stone Gap, VA John M. “Louie” Chandler, 82, of the Crackers Neck community, passed away on Friday (Dec. 12, 2014) at Holston Valley Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Crackers Neck, worked in a sawmill in his younger years and more recently had worked for the Coca Cola Bottling Co. in Norton, VA, with 15 years of service. He was of Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Brenda Kay Chandler; his parents, Clay and Pearlie (McCall) Chandler; two brothers, J. B. Chandler and Bill Chandler; and three sisters, Gladys Chandler, Dorothy Sluss and Anna Sue Hatfield. Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Shirley Chandler; two sons, Bo Chandler and wife Sandy, and Johnny “Cowboy” Chandler and wife Redena, all of Big Stone G ap; three daughters, Sherry Browning and husband Craig of Roda, VA, Lisa Jessee and husband Palmer of Blackwater, VA and Teresa Litton and Randy Mullins of Big Stone Gap; eleven grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and one great grandchild expected in February; brother, Gene Chandler and wife Brenda of Big Stone Gap and Lucille Deel of Benham, KY; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday at Holding Funeral Home (17 E. 3rd St., N.) in Big Stone Gap. The funeral service will follow in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Adam Swinney officiating. Graveside committal services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the Gilly Cemetery (Maples Gap Road) in Big Stone Gap. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 10:20 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Travis Chandler, Cory Chandler, Hunter Chandler, Randy Mullins, Shane Browning, Aaron Browning and Johnny Chandler. To view the obituary online and offer condolences, please visit www.holdingfuneralhome.com. Holding Funeral Home is serving the Chandler family.
Big Stone Gap, VA John M. “Louie” Chandler, 82, of the Crackers Neck community, passed away on Friday (Dec. 12, 2014) at Holston Valley Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Crackers Neck, worked in a sawmill in his younger... View Obituary & Service Information
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