Jackie H. “Jack” Chandler, 61, died Friday, January 31, 2020 at his home in Garden City, Kansas. He was born April 3, 1958 in Leaksville, North Carolina the son of Jesse & Maggie Madeline (Hamrick) Chandler.
Jack grew up in the Leaksville, North Carolina area where he attended school. He graduated from John M. Morehead High School in 1976. After high school, Jack served for twenty two years in both the United States Navy and the United States Army. After his retirement from the United States Navy, Jack has worked as an electrician, worked in the restaurant industry, the Home Depot, and as a pilot car driver for Palmer Manufacturing. He moved to Garden City in 2009 from Aurora, Colorado and has lived in Garden City since. Jack enjoyed messing around on his computer, bowling, gardening, spending time with his grandchildren, and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. He also loved his time with his dog Max.
Survivors include a sister Debbie Perry of Greensboro, North Carolina; his best friend and partner Joyce Robinson of Garden City; three children Jason & wife Rachel Diehl of Garden City, Christina Clements-Nelson & husband Michael Nelson of Garden City, and Brandon & wife Kendra Robinson of Garden City; and six grandchildren Sariah Clements, Chevy Diehl, Bailey Diehl, Brentlee Diehl, Dakota Robinson, & Wesley Diehl. Jack is preceded in death by his parents and his infant twin sons.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 10, 2020 at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City with Chaplain Gerry Dupuis officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the United States Navy Honor Guard. A private family interment will take place at a later date in North Carolina. The family will be at the funeral home from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday to visit with friends. The family suggests memorials given to the Jack Chandler Memorial Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home of Garden City.