Roselawn Funeral Home & Roselawn Cemetery

741 Danville Road Sw, Decatur, AL


Howard Casper " Cap" Chandler

August 13, 1926July 15, 2019

Funeral service for Howard Casper "Cap" Chandler, 92, of Decatur will be Thursday, July 18, 2019, at 2:00 pm at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Gary Patton officiating. Visitation will begin one hour prior. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Mr. Chandler, who died Monday, July 15, 2019, at Decatur Morgan Hospital, was born August 13, 1926, in Limestone County to King and Mert Chandler. He was raised by his maternal grandparents, Ma and Pa Baker. Cap gave his life to the Lord at an early age and was a longstanding member of Somerville Road Church of Christ. He worked many years for Hughes Excavating. After leaving Hughes, he was employed by Denbo Iron and Metal Company, Inc., later known as TVR, where he worked until his retirement. He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Mamie Mason Chandler and his daughter, Brenda Tapscott. He is survived by his daughter, Glenda Morris (Larry); grandchildren, Regina Livingston, Tim Morris (Jennifer), Jennifer Harding (Pete), Chris Alexander (Terri), CasSandra Morris, Jeremy Morris and Jason Morris (Jenny); great-grandchildren, Josh, Tyler (Megan), Mason, Raven, Hunter, Camen, Bryce, McKinley and Dustin; and great-great-grandchildren, Jakayla, Landon, Kali, Brennan, Ethan and Chandler. He is also survived by his friend and breakfast buddy, James Wallace. Pallbearers will be grandsons. The family would like to thank the employees at Decatur Health and Rehab, especially the staff of the 200 hall, for the excellent care they provided. Also, an extra special thank you to the wound care nurses and Glenda (Motormouth) and Brittany. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Somerville Road Church of Christ.


  • Visitation Thursday, July 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 18, 2019


Howard Casper " Cap" Chandler

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Bobbie Franks

July 17, 2019

I'll forever remember traveling in the camper to Mississippi with Brenda and her parents. Mr Cap and Mamie were so funny, telling stories and sharing memories of their years together. Brenda and I were like two little kids in the bunk bed in the back laughing, giggling and remembering good times. Such a wonderful family.. I'm so sorry for the loss of this precious man.

Gail Quasebarth

July 16, 2019

Mr. Cap, that’s what my family call him. He and his family would welcome us into their home on Friday night to watch Bonanza and Walt Disney! We may have miss one or two but not many. He was always a very friendly person and had a great smile to go with his personality! I will always remember Mr. Cap and his wonderful family because they were a big part of my life when I was very young. His wife Mamie Chandler gave me my first job. His daughter Brenda was friends with my older sisters and his daughter Glenda was my friend and we are still friends today. My heart hurts for my friend. Mr. Cap was a great friend to my family many will miss him.
Gail Borden Quasebarth