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James "Ed" Chandler

August 24, 1933 ~ September 15, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old

James "Ed" Chandler Obituary

James “Ed” Chandler, age 90, Watervliet MI peacefully passed away on September 15, 2023. Ed was born on August 24th 1933 in Memphis Tennessee to the late BF and Alice (McQueen) Chandler. He was also preceded in death by his brothers Floyd, Robert and Jack. Ed was a truck driver for over twenty-five years. He owned numerous businesses in his lifetime from cleaning services, sand blasting & painting, raising rabbits and even farming. In his later years he built over 2000 picnic tables. He loved the Chicago Cubs and had two favorite football teams - the Chicago Bears and anybody who beat the Dallas Cowboys. Ed never met a stranger, he was always friendly and ready with a good story to tell. He was humorous and made everyone laugh.

Ed is survived in death by his loving wife Dianna “Lucy” Chandler, his daughters, Tracy (Jason) Shane of LaVergne TN, Margie (Jim) Oliver of Eau Claire MI, and his son Scott Chandler, his step-sons, Troy Clay, Matt (Julie) Clay and Frank Clay. He also is survived in death by his nine grandchildren and six step grandchildren.

Visitation will be Thursday September 21, 2023 at 12:00 PM with funeral following at 1:00 PM at Hutchins Funeral Home in Watervliet. Burial will follow in Fairview Memorial Cemetery in Watervliet.  Memorials may be made to New Freedom Church. 

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September 21, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Hutchins Funeral Home
209 South Main Street ~ PO Box 103
Watervliet, MI 49098

Funeral Service
September 21, 2023

1:00 PM
Hutchins Funeral Home
209 South Main Street ~ PO Box 103
Watervliet, MI 49098


New Freedom Church
6210 Mountain Rd, Coloma MI 49038


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