Larry Dean Chandler, 71 of Hanson passed away Saturday, August 1, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. Born January 9, 1949, to the late Luther and Meredith (Johns) Chandler in Hartsville, TN. He served in the United States Army for 26 years and was a Purple Heart recipient. Larry was a member of New Abundant Life Fellowship in Nortonville and was a Kentucky Colonel. He was the owner and operator of Chandler Cleaning Service and co-owner of Hopkinsville Wood Products. Larry was always service oriented and community minded both in his work and in his volunteer endeavors. He was a founding member of the Hope 2 All Food Bank which started in Nortonville in 2010 and was over the Muhlenberg County chapter since 2014.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his sisters, Ruby Chandler, Beulah Giordano and Daisy Ruley; and brother, Luther Chandler, Jr..
Survived by his wife of 38 years, Deborah (Moore) Chandler; 4 children, Chris (Mary) Compton of Evansville, Brian (Tracy) Chandler of Virginia, Scott (Carol) Chandler of Bowling Green and Leslie (Scot) Curneal of Madisonville; 12 grandchildren, Tyler and Caleb Curneal, Megan (Andrew) Carter, Hayden, Austin and Logan Chandler, Emily Compton, Kenny (Amber) Patton, Kayla (Chris) Talley, Beth Hall, Brittany (Rob) Hirschbuhl and Danielle Dart; 8 great-grandchildren, Benjamin Carter, Karter, Emma and Ella Patton, Hailey, Kendall and Cannon Hall, and Will Hirschbuhl; and brother, Lloyd (Paulette) Chandler of Franklin.
Service will be held Wednesday at 11:00A.M. at New Abundant Life Fellowship in Nortonville with Bro. Brad Payne officiating. Military honors will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville with burial following. Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday from 5:00P.M. - 8:00P.M. and after 9:00A.M. On Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to the Hope 2 All Food Bank, P.O. Box 600, Nortonville, KY 42442.
Attendees are mandated to wear a mask. Anyone that has or has had any signs or symptoms in the past 14 days is ask not to attend. Social distancing is required.
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Hope 2 All Food Bank
P.O. Box 600, Nortonville KY 42442