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Welcie Lee Chandler, Sr.

February 11, 1924 ~ September 24, 2021 (age 97)

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Obituary of Welcie Lee Chandler, Sr. 

Welcie Lee Chandler, Sr., 97 years old of Frankford, DE passed away peacefully at his home on September 24, 2021.  

 He was born on February 11, 1924 to the late Samuel Chandler, Sr. and Evelyn West Chandler. In addition to his parents, Welcie was preceded by his son, Welcie L. Chandler, Jr. and his siblings: Sam Chandler; Charles Chandler: Mary Sue Tingle; John Chandler; Winnie Chandler; Lynn Wood Chandler; Elton Sparky Aanes; He also was preceded by grandchildren Michael Chandler and Tammy Gray.  

He worked for 30 years at the Atlantic Aviation as a Senior Maintenance Manager.  He is survived by his loving wife Minnie Kelley Chandler, after 47 years of marriage. He is also survived by his children: Evelyn Chandler; Darlene Risper; Barry Hilton Chandler and his wife Rhonda; Darnell Showell; Gregory Showell, and his wife Janet; Michelle Showell; Vanessa Showell; and James Kelley Showell.   Welcie has 27 grandchildren; and 43 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren, along with a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Also surviving: Corine and Walter Smith, Sr., his sister and brother in law.  

In addition to his parents, Welcie was preceded by his son, Welcie L. Chandler, Jr. and his siblings: Sam Chandler; Charles Chandler: Mary Sue Tingle; John Chandler; Winnie Chandler; Lynn Wood Chandler; Elton Sparky Aanes; He also was preceded by grandchildren Michael Chandler and Tammy Gray.  

A time of viewing and visitation will be held on Thursday, September 30, 2021, from 8:00 AM until 9:00 AM at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, DE. Please respect the family’s request for masks and compliance with Covid-19 protocols.  The funeral and interment will be private for the family.  

 In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Union Wesley United Methodist Church, Powell Farm Road, Clarksville, DE.

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Services

Viewing
Thursday
September 30, 2021

8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Watson Funeral Home
211 S. Washington St.
Millsboro, DE 19966

Private Interment

GATE OF HEAVEN CEMETERY
DAGSBORO
DAGSBORO, DE 19939

Private Service

Watson Funeral Home
211 S. Washington St.
Millsboro, DE 19966

Donations

Union Wesley United Methodist Church
Powell Farm Road, Clarksville DE

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