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James "Jim" R. Chandler

September 23, 1932 — November 17, 2022

James "Jim" R. Chandler

James “Jim” Ruffy Chandler of South Boston, Virginia passed away at the age of 90 on November 17th of 2022. He was born in Salisbury, North Carolina on September 23rd of 1932. He was the son of the late James Carlton Chandler and the late May Mauldin Chandler. He was married to Carolyn Grant Chandler who survives. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was a member of Ash Avenue Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, audio-visual director, Sunday school president, teacher, and as an usher. Jim is a veteran who served in the United States Navy during the Korean conflict. Following his time spent in the United States Navy, he attended a television and radio training program and later became the general manager at WHLF radio station until his retirement. Jim attended the “coffee club” at Faulkner Lawson’s having a reserved stool where he sold radio advertisements. Jim will be remembered fondly by all who knew him. James “Jim” Ruffy Chandler is survived by: Carolyn Grant Chandler, his wife of 61 years Vicky Dixon Allen (daughter) and her husband Jimmy Allen Joseph Michael Compton (grandson) and his wife Amy Compton Jenna Allen Wilmouth (granddaughter) and her husband Chris Wilmouth Sophia Abigail Compton (great granddaughter) Rhett Wilmouth (great grandson) Scout Wilmouth (great grandson) Multitude of extended family and friends Brittany Conner, special friend and caregiver Janice Spencer, special friend and caregiver ***Preceded in death by*** Milton Chandler (brother) Frank Chandler (brother) A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November the 22nd at 2:00 p.m. at Ash Avenue Baptist Church with Reverend Tim Mull officiating services. Burial will follow at Halifax Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends starting at 1:00 p.m. at Ash Avenue Baptist Church. For memorials, please consider Ash Avenue Baptist Church, 900 Ash Avenue, South Boston, Virginia, 24592. Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfuneralinc.com Arrangements entrusted to Powell Funeral Home and Cremations Services, 1603 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, Virginia, 24592. https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/N9F5YDXJ2TW34DX9
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