of Wilson, AR
March 3, 1951 - July 5, 2021
Gary Paul Chandler of Wilson, Arkansas, passed away on Monday, July 5, 2021, at South Mississippi County Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. He was 70. Gary was the owner of Chandler and Chandler Farms and a member of Wilson Methodist Church. He enjoyed working on his farm, hunting for deer and doves, and cooking out with his friends and family. He also had a love for sports; he loved watching sports and played softball for a number of years. Most of all, Gary enjoyed spending time with his four granddaughters. Gary was born March 3, 1951, in Blytheville, Arkansas, to Curtis and Ruth Chandler. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Patricia Chandler; a daughter, Stefanie Chandler (Jacques) Dietrichsen; a son, Lindsay Paul (Michelle) Chandler; four granddaughters, Emma Ruth Wilkes, Hazel Brynn Chandler, Amelia Dietrichsen, and Birdie Chandler; a sister, Diane (Greg) Ashburn; two brothers, Randy (Sissy) Chandler and Kelly (Pat) Chandler; a sister-in-law, Shelby Chandler, and a number of nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, and also by a brother, Jackie Chandler, and sisters Janette Chandler Davis and Bud Jo Heeb. The family wishes to thank the staff at West Cancer Center in Memphis, the staff at South Mississippi County Regional Medical Center in Osceola, and Dr. Reggie Cullom for the compassionate and professional care Gary received during his illness. Visitation will be held at Wilson Methodist Church, 18 Jackson Street in Wilson, on Thursday, July 8, 2021, from 4 to 6 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 6 p.m. with Pastor Gary Yarbrough officiating. The family asks that any memorials be made to Wilson Methodist Church. An online guestbook can be found at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com
I am so sorry to hear about Gary's passing. I've known him all my life. He was a wonderful person inside and out. The last time I saw him was at our 50th year High School Reunion. He ran up to me saying my name. Actually he startled me. I didn't recognize him. He made my day that day. He will be missed so very much. Rest in Peace my sweet friend.
I didn’t know Gary very well but the few times we had contact I could tell that this was a quality man with a special sense of humor. Moreover, it is obvious that he was well respected and loved by his beloved son Lindsay and Daughter in law Michelle. These are exceptional people who are kind and honest. Lindsay I know how you are hurting now but know that your Dad will live on in your hearts. May the Lord give you the strength to climb this terrible mountain. Love to you. Nelda and Al
We are so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. The world has truly lost a great man. Gary was always so friendly and kind. He and Kelly were the first ones to welcome me into the "Chandler Farms Family" when Greg and I married. He always made me feel like I was one of the gang and we had many good times. Greg always speaks so highly of Gary and I am very blessed to have known him. Gary will be missed greatly by his family and friends and we will cherish the memories and time we got to spend with him. Tricia, we love you and are sending you many hugs. We will be praying for you and your family. We love you! Greg and Eva
Prayers to the Chandler family. 🙏🏼
I am sorry for your loss. He was always very kind to me. There were countless times that Uncle Gary stepped in and helped me when I needed help. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.
We are so sorry to hear about Gary. Our prayers, thoughts and love are with the family, especially Patricia.
We are sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Prayers and love to all the family.
I am so sorry! My heart grieves for your family! You will be in my prayers asking God for comfort and peace for all!❤️
Trish I am so sorry to hear about Gary!! Praying for you all!! I love you!! Take care of yourself! Hope to see you soon
I'm so sorry for your loss Tricia! He Will be missed by many ! My prayers go's out to you and your family.. Much love to you and the family..
I am so truly sorry for your loss. Your family lost a wonderful man, the community lost another icon. Cherish all the wonderful memories find peace knowing he is with Mama Ruth, Jackie, Bud Jo, and Jeanette. He is no longer in pain, My prayers are with you all. God bless.
We love y'all so much. Wish I could be there right now. I sent Jeff, Ty and Mac with hugs - know you are getting lots. I will see you soon! xoxoxo
Gary treated us always with love and respect. We were always welcomed by him and felt his care. Sending prayers and love and wishing I could be there. I am so sorry for your loss and love you all.
Prayers for the entire Chandler family.
I wish I could have been there today but I’m sending prayers and love to your family. Love you dearly Aunt Tricia. So many sweet memories of you and Uncle Gary. I am glad he is in a better place without suffering. Love, Victoria
Gary was a great person and good friend. He will be In our prayers as well as Patricia. Stephanie and Lindsey Paul. I can recall many happy times that Gary spent with his circle of friends. He had what it takes to be called a friend and a good man.Rest in peace Gary.
We are so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Our prayers for peace and comfort are with you all.
Prayers and love to all the Chandler's. Gary was a special friend to all & a man with a heart of gold. Tricia I love u. 🙏♥️
So sorry. Praying for the family during this time.
My deepest and sincerest condolences to the Chandler family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with you during this difficult time.With love, The Johnson Family
My thoughts are with you all. I'm very sorry
Gary was one of the finest gentlemen I have ever had the privilege to meet. His generosity in allowing an out of state bird hunter like me to hunt on property under his control will never be forgotten and is a debt I never could have repaid him. My talks with him at his house allowed me to come to understand what an outstanding individual he truly was. He will be badly missed.
Sorry to hear this. Prayers and thoughts to the family.
My friend you will be missed dearly, by everyone God Bless
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Chandler family! Gary was a good man and a friend to many! He will surely be missed! May he Rest In Peace!Mike and Jamie
Thoughts and prayers to the family.
Prayers for Tricia Lindsay and Stefanie Gary was a good man
The whole Chandler family is in our thoughts and prayers. I only met Gary a handful of times but he always treated me like family. That’s the Chandler way. Gary will be missed!
We are very sorry for your loss. We send prayers for peace and comfort.
So sorry to hear about your loss. Hugs and prayers to you all.
My deepest sympathy for Garys family. He had many friends and liked by many.
We were very sorry to hear about Gary. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 For your precious family during this sad time.
To the Chandler Family, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God comfort your heart during this time of grief. With my deepest sympathy, Michael Lloyd
We were sorry to hear about Gary’s passing. Prayers & love sent.
so sorry for your loss. he will be missed greatly by all of you and all the people that knew him. you are all im my prayers and God will wrap His arms around you all.
So sorry for your loss!!
My heart goes out to Trisha and family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Trisha and family,Our hearts go out to you. We are very sad to hear of Gary’s passing. I have very fond memories of him from when I worked at LW seed and chemical. Always so nice. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
so sorry ! gary was a good person!
Gary was more than a friend to me & my family, we are so sorry for your loss, he will be missed by many, no doubt he is still worried about the crops, my dad always said he was one of the best farmers around, prayers for all the Chandler family
Are hearts and preys are with y'all during this time of need,Gary was well liked by all of us.Gary was a good friend to us. God bless Love Michael & Sherri.
SO SORRY ! GARY WAS A GOOD MAN !!!!!! PRAYERS