Homer Chandler, age 76, of Blountville, passed away Monday, July 22, 2013, at Holston Valley after a short illness.
He was a son of the late Hubert and Bettie Chandler.
He was born in Washington County and had spent most of his life in Sullivan County. He retired from Holston Defense in 1998 after 37 years of service, attended Cedar Creek Independent Missionary Baptist Church, coached Little League Baseball, and was a member of Holston Optimist Club and Central Athletic Booster Club.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Rozella Young; one brother, William (Bill) Chandler.
Homer is survived by his loving wife, Deloris (Roberts) Chandler; two sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Cheryl Chandler, of Kingsport, Steve and Cindy Chandler, of Blountville; one sister, Marie Fitzgerald, of Johnson City; several nieces, nephews, cousins; three grandchildren, Courtney, Hannah and Alexa; two step-grandchildren, Jeremy and Daniel Nash.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 24, from 5-7 p.m. in the Gray Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor Robert Fultz officiating. Pallbearers will be Bob Beaver, Roger Hayes, Willie Cradic, Phil Elam, Junior Harrell and Don Mutter. Honorary pallbearers will be Men of the Community and Dr. Ronald Hunter.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, July 25, 11 a.m. at Tri Cities Memory Gardens. Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:50.
The family would like to express a special Thank You to Kingsport Hematology Oncology and Dr. Ibraham Nakhoul, M.D., and staff, Staff of Wellmont Hospice, the W3 staff of Wilcox Hall and a very special Thank You to Jaima Brown, APN.
Gray Funeral Home is proud to serve the family of Homer Chandler. 423-477-3171 or 239-6622; www.grayfuneralhome.net.