September 21, 1941October 22, 2013

Daniel Brian Chandler

Mims, FL

Daniel Brian Chandler, 72 of Mims, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at home surrounded by family and loved ones.

Dan was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner. He was born September 21, 1941 in Corpus Cristi, Texas. He came to Brevard County in 1983 from Altamonte Springs where he grew up and went to school.

Dan went into the Air Force in 1959, serving in Germany, Japan and Tripoli for 8 years. He later transferred to the U.S. Army Reserve and worked full time as an Army Technician in The Orlando Aircraft Maintenance Support Activity. After transferring to NASA, he supported Space Shuttle operations as a Quality Assurance Specialist and was later promoted to a Quality Engineering Tech. position. He was awarded numerous Group Achievement and performance awards due to his dedication and expertise. Dan retired from NASA IN 1998.

Dan is survived by his wife, Eloise Redfern Chandler; sons, Brian and (Kristi) of Fairplay, MO, Michael of Rockledge; daughters, Michelle of Rockledge, Kristi and (Rick) Cullinan of Titusville; very special grandchildren, Zakk and Zoe of MO; sisters, Patricia Krone and Gail Chandler of Altamont Springs; and brother, Douglas of Orlando. He was predeceased by parents, Raymond E. and Georgia Chandler.

Calling hours will be Monday, 6 to 8pm at Brevard Memorial Funeral Home, Services will be Tuesday October 29th, at 2:00pm at the Funeral Home, with burial following. Any donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Mims or to the Cancer Society .


  • Visitation Monday, October 28, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 29, 2013


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Betty Blossom

July 12, 2014

Though we cannot bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory, and the flowers, we will grieve not; rather find strength in what remains behind.

Brenda Broach

November 26, 2013

Eloise, Dan has always been a very special friend to me (and to my deceased husband, Jack Broach). He set an example to all with his honesty, love and caring for others. May God bless you in all of the days to come. Love, Brenda Broach, Darlington, SC

Richard Samples

October 28, 2013

Dear Eloise & Family Linda and I have you all in our prayers and pray for strength for your recover. Richard&Linda Samples

Frank Litt 525th FIS Bulldogs

October 28, 2013

Sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in all our prayers.

Bette Roller Riley

October 27, 2013

Dan was a wonderful fun loving person and he will never be forgotten, his smile could light up a room. Dan & Eloise have been a part of our family for many years. Thoughts & Prayers are with you Elosie & your family. Dan may you rest in peace and know you will be missed by all who knew you!

Bette Roller Riley

October 27, 2013

Eloise we are so sorry about Dan. You both have been a part of our family for so many years. I remember the last time I saw Dan, he gave his buddy (my daddy) a ride in his old car. We love you and will remember you & your family in our prayers!! God Bless You and Dan got his Angel Wings~~~

October 26, 2013

Dear Eloise & Familys,
So sorry for your loss of your beloved Dan,are hearts go out to you & your families.You;re in our thought & prayers.We love you Eloise. Ron & BettyKluck