Obituary of James Arington Chandler, Sr.
James Arington Chandler, Sr., “Jimmy” to all who knew him, departed this life to be with the Lord on July 31, 2020. He was 65 years old.
He was born to the late Preston Lee Chandler, Sr. and Helen Harris Chandler on June 29, 1955.
He was a devoted Christian and well-known musician who was versatile on many stringed instruments. Despite inability to read music, and only “playing by ear” he was an excellent performer. He attended Blackwater Fellowship Church, and several other churches, including Beth El Tabernacle and the Church of God and performed with other gospel musicians. He worked many years as a heavy equipment operator for several local firms. In addition, he served as a volunteer firefighter and ambulance attendant in Roxana Vol Fire Company for several years, and Frankford Volunteer Fire Company for 13 ½ years. His favorite color was red. He was a “Wawa coffee hound” and met with his friends at many locations, including Captain Bill’s in the past, and up to Delmar Diner more recently. He was an excellent shade tree mechanic. He had a positive, gentle spirit and would do anything for anybody in need of his help.
Jimmy is survived by his children: Trina L. Crawford (Noel) of Elkton, MD and James A. Chandler, Jr. (Margaret) of Georgetown, DE. Also surviving are his grandchildren: Kyle Stephens and his fiancé, Sierra Sammons; Josiah Yarnell; and his great-grandchild: Kensley Stephens. He is also survived by two siblings: Sandra Hickman, of Laurel, DE and Preston Lee Chandler, Jr. of Kentucky.
A time for viewing and visitation will be held on Friday, August 7, 2020 beginning at 11:00 AM until 12:00 Noon, at Odyssey Church, 2 Discovery Lane, Selbyville, DE. A funeral service and Celebration of His Life will be conducted at Noon with Pastor Rob Welsh conducting. In accordance with the State of Emergency, and Coronavirus restrictions, social distancing will be practiced and masks are required. Interment will follow in the Banks Family Cemetery in Ocean View, DE.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to assist with medical and final expenses.
Donations can be sent to Odyssey Church, Jimmy Chandler fund, P.O. Box 492, Selbyville, DE 19975.
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