OBITUARY

James "J.W." Chandler

July 2, 1951June 8, 2018
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Mr. James Winston ‘J.W.’ Chandler, age 66, of Acworth, Georgia, passed away on Friday, June 8, 2018. J.W. was born on July 2, 1951 in Marietta, GA, a son of the late Marvin F. Chandler and Alma Odell Chandler. Born and raised in Cobb County, J.W. spent his entire life dedicated to serving his community with honor. In September of 2001 he retired as a Lieutenant with the Cobb County Fire Department after thirty years of dedicated service. Following his retirement, he went to work part-time as a service runner for the Marietta Daily Journal. He was a devoted follower of Jesus Christ and a faithful member at Christ Community Church in Kennesaw, GA. In his spare time enjoyed building, antiquing, cheering on the Atlanta Braves, and watching old western movies. J.W. married the love of his life, Sarah Widner Chandler in July of 1972 and together the two created a beautiful life together. He maintained a steadfast love and dedication for his wife and children throughout his entire life. J.W. was a simple, kind, selfless, and very brave man; always giving more than he took and placing others far above himself. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, fireman, and friend; he will certainly be missed by all who knew and loved him. J.W. is survived by his wife, Sarah Chandler; three children, Chad Chandler, wife Kristin, of Acworth, Justin Chandler, wife Mary Margaret, of Acworth, and Brittany Redderoth, husband Brendan, of Roswell; one brother, Ricky Chandler, of Free Home, GA; eight grandchildren, Brooks Chandler, Caleb Chandler, Colby Chandler, Hatcher Chandler, Levi Chandler, Boone Chandler, Grayson Chandler, and Emilia Redderoth; and several nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends also survive. A funeral service to honor the life of Mr. J.W. Chandler will be held at eleven o’clock in the morning on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Midway Presbyterian Church in Powder Springs. Interment will follow in the Midway Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends from five o’clock in the afternoon until seven-thirty on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home in Kennesaw. The Cobb County Fire Department Color Guard will be serving as pallbearers. In lieu of customary remembrances, the family request donations be made to Young Life of West Cobb. http://westcobb.younglife.org Please visit www.winkenhoferpineridgefuneralhome.com to share memories and leave condolences with the family. Funeral services for Mr. James Winston ‘J.W.’ Chandler have been entrusted to the care of Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home, 2950 North Cobb Parkway Kennesaw, GA 30152.

  • FAMILY

  • Sarah Chandler, Spouse
  • Chad Chandler, Son
  • Kristen Chandler, Daughter-in-law
  • Justin Chandler, Son
  • Mary Margaret Chandler, Daughter-in-law
  • Brittany Redderoth, Daughter
  • Brenden Redderoth, Son-in-law
  • Ricky Chandler, Brother
  • Brooks Chandler, Grandson
  • Caleb Chandler, Grandson
  • Colby Chandler, Grandson
  • Hatcher Chandler, Grandson
  • Levi Chandler, Grandson
  • Boone Redderoth, Grandson
  • Grayson Redderoth, Grandson
  • Emilia Redderoth, Granddaughter

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, June 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 14, 2018
REMEMBERING

James "J.W." Chandler

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Camellia & Bill Glosson

June 18, 2018

Sarah, we just couldn't believe this when we heard today. We are so so sorry
and just want you to know you and the family are in our thoughts & prayers. I remember when you were there for me in a most difficult time and I know you have a big family and lots of friends to help carry you through the difficult days ahead. GOD is with you, lean on Him.
Love, prayers & hugs for you & the family,
Camellia

NICK MCALPINE

June 16, 2018

I have always counted Winston as a true friend, and will carry fond memories of him as a co-worker, buddy and family member.
He was true to his word and one of the most dependable persons I have known. God Speed Winston...…….Rom. 8: 18-21

Micheal McDonough

June 13, 2018

Firemen are born not made...
Brothers...heroes
My father feels this loss more than any of us. For 52 years they were friends, went to middle school together, and served this community as brothers and firefighters longer than I have been alive. It’s a truly devastating blow, and completely unexpected and unbelievable...
The Cobb county fire department has lost one of it’s true heroes...but they are so much more than that. Where there was danger, they ran into it, saving as many lives as possible. Uniform or not. They were REAL MEN. My mother says firemen are not made but born...and I agree. It takes a very special breed of human to do what they do...how they lived, what they saw and kept going, kept doing it, day in, day out. They do not get half the credit they deserve, and I know first hand they didn’t do it for money. They spent more time with their brothers saving lives than with their own families. Their sacrifice keeps us able to live safely daily. I am heartbroken for my father and his brothers.

Michele Armstrong Chandler

June 13, 2018

My Sincere Condolences to each of you. Prayers, Peace, Comfort.
Michele Armstrong Chandler

Pam Mashburn

June 12, 2018

My dear Sarah, Chad, Justin and Brittany, how my heart holds you close during this time. Memories flood back as I remember our family's younger years. Winston, to me, was always steadfast and gentle in his dedication to family and friends, especially to you all. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers as you face this difficult journey. I love you all and I am so very very sorry. Pam Mashburn and family

Deborah Evans

June 12, 2018

I have worked with jw for 12 years he was always kind i am praying for the family he will be missed at the MDJ.

Lesha Sheffield

June 11, 2018

Prayers for Sarah and all the family. May God wrap you all in his love during this time and always.❤️ Lesha Turner Sheffield

Jimmy and Joan Myers

June 11, 2018

Praying for Sarah and the family. Unable to comprehend that Winston JW
is no longer with us. Our lives have seemed to run parallel. We started Acworth Elementary school together and graduated from North Cobb High
School in 1969. Jimmy and J W worked at station 11 together for several years. During that time , Sarah and I delivered our boys within 2 hrs of each other in July 1975. Then in 2010, our Grandchildren were born at Kennestone with approximately 2 hrs of each other. We will miss
You our friend.

Keith Ussery

June 11, 2018

JW is surely missed; how I always enjoyed our discussions on the back porch at the Knox's.

But we know he is home with our Lord, Jesus Christ.

On behalf of the Ussery family, our thoughts, love and prayers go out to Sarah, Chad, Justin, and Brittany and their families.

Keith and Christy Ussery

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Born and raised in Cobb County, J.W. spent his entire life dedicated to serving his community with honor. In September of 2001 he retired as a Lieutenant with the Cobb County Fire Department after thirty years of dedicated service. Following his retirement, he went to work part-time as a service runner for the Marietta Daily Journal. He was a devoted follower of Jesus Christ and a faithful member at Christ Community Church in Kennesaw, GA. In his spare time enjoyed building, antiquing, cheering on the Atlanta Braves, and watching old western movies. J.W. married the love of his life, Sarah Widner Chandler in July of 1972 and together the two created a beautiful life together. He maintained a steadfast love and dedication for his wife and children throughout his entire life. J.W. was a simple, kind, selfless, and very brave man; always giving more than he took and placing others far above himself. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, fireman, and friend; he will certainly be missed by all who knew and loved him.
J.W. is survived by his wife, Sarah Chandler; three children, Chad Chandler, wife Kristin, of Acworth, Justin Chandler, wife Mary Margaret, of Acworth, and Brittany Redderoth, husband Brendan, of Roswell; one brother, Ricky Chandler, of Free Home, GA; eight grandchildren, Brooks Chandler, Caleb Chandler, Colby Chandler, Hatcher Chandler, Levi Chandler, Boone Chandler, Grayson Chandler, and Emilia Redderoth; and several nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends also survive.
A funeral service to honor the life of Mr. J.W. Chandler will be held at eleven o’clock in the morning on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Midway Presbyterian Church in Powder Springs. Interment will follow in the Midway Presbyterian Church Cemetery.