James H. Chandler

Born  April 2, 1934
Hired  August 1, 1957
Retired   May 1, 1994
Passed away  May 1, 2023

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James Havard Chandler died in Baton Rouge on May 1, 2023. He was 89 years old. He proudly served his country as a Marine in the Korean War, leaving military service as a sergeant. James worked for Gulf State Utilities for 36 years as an industrial mechanic.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Martha Long Chandler; his parents, Robert and Anna Chandler; four sisters: Eveline Chandler, Baton Rouge; Bobbye Wilson, Denham Springs; Faye Peterson, Baton Rouge; Sybil Tucker, Largo, FL. He had three brothers: Robert Edward (R.E) Chandler, Baton Rouge; Jack Chandler, Baton Rouge; and William (Bill) Chandler of Baton Rouge.

During the late 1940s, he played with the Central, LA baseball team in the old Sugar Cane League. James loved singing in choirs, playing golf and swapping stories with his buddies at local golf parks. He was at his best calling the bingo games for his friends at Holly Court. He was a proud member of the American Legion, and one of its honorary organizations, La Societe des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux (40 Horses and 8 Men).

A short graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at 10am at Resthaven Gardens of Memory in Baton Rouge.

In lieu of flowers, he requested that gifts be sent in his name to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Campaign, or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.

The family gratefully acknowledges the loving hands and gracious spirit of his care teams: Audubon Hospice and Holly Court Assisted Living in Baton Rouge. We are particularly grateful to Christopher Coleman PCA and Shameka Coleman for their gentle care of our Uncle James.