John Spencer Chandler Jr.

September 1, 1967January 14, 2018

John Spencer Chandler, Jr., 50 of Appomatox, VA passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Lynchburg General Hospital surrounded by his loved ones. John was born on September 1, 1967 in Binghamton, NY to the late John Spencer Chandler, Sr and Gerlinda “Linda” Irene Elliott Swansbrough. John passed in 2014 and Linda in 2016. He attended Cander High School, NY and worked as an Independent Contractor throughout New York and Virginia for over 30 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, long drives and exploring the outdoors. He was a talented craftsman and mechanic; work with his hands and creating things were his gift that he loved to share, especially with family. His humility, sense of humor and charisma lit up a room, inspiring great respect and devotion. John is survived by his stepfather, Donald “Donnie” Swansbrough, VA and stepmother, Sandy Chandler, VA; siblings Dixie Settle, VA, Robin Swansbrough, NY, Timothy Chandler, NY, Richard Chandler, VA and Michael Forker, VA; two daughters Christin Elizabeth Chandler, NY, and Ashlee (Edilman “Ima”) Ramirez and grandsons Brayden and Levi; two stepdaughters Heather (DJ) Angel and grandchildren Hunter and Faith, VA and Brittany (Eric) Lowden and grandchildren Emily, Ember Lynn, Levi and Lawson, VA; fiance Christin Evener, NY and several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held in Virginia at a later date. To send online condolences to the family, please visit Whitten Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Timberlake Chapel is serving the family.


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Brittany Lowden

July 19, 2019

If love could have saved you I know without a doubt you would have lived forever. When you left us our entire worlds changed. I miss you more then you could ever imagine. The impact you had on my life and your grandkids was and still is tremendous. I know without a doubt your in heaven, but I wish I had just one more day with you. One more phone call, one more chance to hug you and tell you I love you. One more day that the grandkids could wrap there arms around you. How they miss there papa.

People say time heals everything. That's not true. Its adds more time since the last time we hugged you, saw you smile, heard your laugh, saw you walk through the door or our phones light up with your name.

Thank you for being the best step dad for 26 years and the best grandpa you could be. You will never be forgotten, you will always be remember and when your name is mentioned it will always be with love.

love you forever and ever.


penny terry

January 17, 2018

My thoughts and prayers go out to the chandler family. I was a part of john thru my sister and i cant express how much joy love and laughter he brought to our family . John was a wonderful talented and caring man who will never be forgotten .as you now rest in peace john your memory we will carry on with in our family. Go rest high with your loved ones as we will see you again one sweet day . love you John.

T. Lowe

January 16, 2018

Dear Chandler Family,

Words can not express the pain accompanying the unexpected loss of John. There are so many questions that you feel the need to be answered. One question that does not need to be answered is if John is remembered by God. Malachi 3:16 states that a "book of remembrance was written" containing the names of individuals who have fallen asleep in death. Soon Christ will call John's name and awaken him to life in paradise. That time is soon to come.

Lisa Poe

January 16, 2018

John was a wonderful man and he was loved by everyone !He a way of making everyone laugh in one way or another ! John you will be missed here on earth but god needed you more and you are in a better place ! Your memory will forever live on in everyone who knew you ! It's not good bye it's we will see you again some sweet day !