Billy D. Chandler

February 2, 1936October 4, 2012
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Billy D. Chandler, of Austin, Texas, went to be with his Lord and Savior at 11 PM on October 4, 2012, at the age of 76, after suffering from a short illness. Billy was born in Jacksonville, Texas on February 2, 1936. He attended and graduated from the Texas School for the Blind. He worked and retired as a business owner of various cafeterias and vending operations. Bill Chandler was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, as well as a great friend to all who knew him, and will be missed tremendously. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marie Chandler, son Michael Chandler, daughter Debby Chandler, daughter-in-law Melissa Chandler and grandchildren Joshua Chandler, Rachell Chandler and Daniel Chandler. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from six o’clock until eight o’clock in the evening, on Saturday, the 6th of October 2012, at Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas. Funeral services will be conducted at two o’clock in the afternoon on Sunday, the 7th of October, in the Colonial Chapel of Cook-Walden. He is survived by wife Marie Chandler, Daughter Debra Chandler, Son Michael Chandler, Wife Melissa Chandler, grandchildren Joshua Chandler, Rachell Chandler Danile Chandler, brothers Sam Chandler, J.D. Chandler, W.T. Chandler, Lonnie Chandler, and Hugh Chandler, and numreous nieces and nephews, he is preceded in death by parents Josie and Homer Chandler, Sisters, Gertie Liles, Lola Folmar, Linda Teague, and brothers Doyle Chandler, Robert Chandler, and Freddy Chandler Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery, Pflugerville, Texas.


  • Visitation Saturday, October 6, 2012
  • Funeral Service Sunday, October 7, 2012

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Floyd & Annie Gerke

October 12, 2012

Bill was as big as life--a kind, caring person. We have so many fond memories that will ease the pain for all of us. We will miss the jokes and barbs that he was so capable of dishing out. Our hearts go out to his family.

Mendy Ouzillou

October 9, 2012

May Mr. Chandler's memory be a comfort to the entire Chandler family. He will always be with you and a part of you.

Louise McMichael Moreland

October 7, 2012

Big Bill (as we used to call him growing up) will be missed. I read Sherie's post and she is correct - Big Bill can see now and he his whole. He is probably getting a game of dominoes ready with Tommy Collier and my dad Earl McMichael.
To Mikey and family - your pain will ease as time passes. Your dad will always be with you in your hearts. Please keep the faith and be strong. My two favorite scriptures are Romans 8:28 and Phil 4:13. "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me." plus "All things work together for good to those who are called according to His purpose, according to His word"

Sherrie Shaver

October 6, 2012

The world lost an amazing man Thursday night. I have so many wonderful memories and have heard so many funny and heartwarming stories of Bill through the years. Through the pain we are feeling, we must remember and know that he is living with his Lord and Savior, able to see, hear, and crack jokes! Bill, every time we grill burgers, we will fix one for you in your memory!
Sherrie (Gerke) Shaver
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Beth Pina

October 5, 2012

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.