Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home

11801 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL


JC Chandler Jr.

October 19, 1934September 1, 2019

J. C. Chandler, Jr was born October 19, 1934 in DeKalb County, Alabama the fourth child of J. C. Sr.and Sarah Elizabeth (Sally) Wood Chandler. The older children were Rilla Irene, Milton Garfield, and Adrian Ahas. He passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019 after a brief illness. JC was in sales for three companies, Foremost Dairy, J and L Distributors , and Safety Kleen Incorporated. During retirement, JC and Evelyn worked as the school bus driver and attendant for special needs children attending Mandarin Oaks Elementary for over 14 years. It was in doing this service many children felt Grandpa and Grandma JC were their grandparents. JC and his family are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Jacksonville Florida South Stake. He loved giving service and held various callings in the Church. JC and Evelyn also served a mission for the Church as managers of the Bishops’ Storehouse in Jacksonville from 1999 – 2000. JC loved his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He enjoyed family time, farming, bowling, giving service, camping, shopping, vacations, and parties. JC is survived by his wife of 67 years, Evelyn; daughters, Pam Alder (Rick), Renea Chandler; son, Phil Chandler (Wendy); eight granddaughters, Amy Alder, Shelly Hand (Bryan), Devon Steinhour (Neal), Lisa Alder, Erin Creel (Charles), Lindsey Costa (Jason), Lauren Carver (Bram), and Carley Strong (Devin), and 15 great grandchildren, Ethan Hand, Austin Freel, Riley Hand, Zachary Creel, Eli Steinhour, Dylan Steinhour, Nora Creek, Emma Hand, Morgan Steinhour, Joni Costa, Jude Costa, Lola Carver, Landon Carver, Jade Strong, and Roland Strong. JC was preceded in death by his father, mother, sister, and eldest brother. Our family wishes to express our love and gratitude to the many family members, friends, doctors, nurses, surgery teams, hospice employees, neighbors, and others who helped, prayed, visited, called, or expressed love to JC during the last three weeks. It was strongly felt by our family. We pray for our Heavenly Father’s blessings on all of you.


  • Visitation Sunday, September 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, September 9, 2019


JC Chandler Jr.

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Keith Timberlake

September 11, 2019

Very sorry to hear of J C's passing. I was flooded with a ton of memories. Your family set a great example for me when I was first joining the church. I always considered your family to be my family when my parents were not understanding of me joining the LDS Church. One thing that I am sure of is that we will be reunited as families in heaven. It is just a matter of time, then we will see
Jonly Conly again.


September 8, 2019

I really loved your family. Pam and i used to go Visiting Teaching together, Renea such a good friend to Chris and Steve and Phil, the big painting business and they are still at it. Evelyn, i always remember your positive attitude and JC was always enjoying life being fun and joking. No wonder your family and children you drove on the bus loved you so much. I have good OLD memories, it has been a few years but it seems like I am at the age where I am losing good friends and relatives. So thankful for the plan of Salvation that we will see eachother again. My sympathy to you Evelyn and your family.

Mario and Belma Galeano

September 8, 2019

We remember Brother JC Chandler SR always coming at our shop with a smile on his face. We will always remember his sincere friendship to all.

Angela Kasper

September 7, 2019

Jim and I are so sorry for your loss. We love your family and will always remember JC’s big smile and hugs. It’s true that all the children loved him as their grandpa. Even our granddaughter, Isabelle, had a connection with him. He will be missed by many. We send our prayers to all the family.

Amy Alder

September 7, 2019

Grandpa I love you so very much. I will miss you so much. I am great full that I know I will see you again. I’m great full for the gospel knowledge that I will see you again.