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Leland E. “Lee” Chandler, Jr., 72

Leland E. “Lee” Chandler, Jr., 72 of Orange Park, FL passed away Monday, January 22, 2018.  Mr. Chandler was born on December 20, 1945 in Sayre, PA and spent his early years growing up in Rome, PA.  He moved to Orange Park in 2008 from Towanda, PA where he retired after 35 years from GTE Osram Sylvania.  Lee was a veteran of the US Navy and the US Navy Reserve for 12 years and was a member of the American Legion Post 250 and VFW Post 8255 both in Middleburg, FL.  While living in PA he was a member of the Penn York Highlanders Bagpipe Band and was a past member of the Clay County Association Pipe Band.  He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren who called him “Lee Lee”.  Mr. Chandler was a devoted husband, father and good friend.

Mr. Chandler was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Noelle and is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judy Chandler, children, Nicol (John) Wachter, Neil (Allison) Chandler and Nathan (Leslie) Chandler, five grandchildren, Eve, John, Myles, Aidan and Ryan.

Memorial Services will be held 12:00 noon, Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the American Legion post 250 in Middleburg, FL with Chaplain Robert Lucas officiating and Military Honors by the US Navy.

Memorials may be made to:  Judy Chandler c/o Russell Haven of Rest Funeral Home, for Judy to distribute donations to Lee’s favorite charities.

Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs, FL  32043.  Family and friends may share their condolences at: 904-284-7720

  • Walter O’Kon

    Lee was a fine golfer, enjoyed shrimping on the water, and loved playing the drums with the band. He was an excellent Drum Major. He will be missed.

  • Claire Holton-Lizon

    Dear Judy and family, Thoughts and prayers sent. Will always remember Lee and how funny he was. Marie and Brice, my parents always thought the world of him too.
    RIP Lee.
    Sincerely, Claire Holton- Lizon

  • Susan Innes

    Dear Judy and Family, Please accept our deepest sympathy at this saddest of times. I am so glad you have each other and that you all ended up in Florida. You will be such a great comfort to each other. Cherry Street is losing all of our “Great Ones”. Beverly last year and now Lee. I can still hear the music of his bag pipes, clear and true, from the front steps of your home. What fun we had! What great, reliable, friendly neighbors you were! Lee always was ready to welcome us with his great smile! God Bless you all! Your Cherry Street Neighbors, Susan, Frank, Mina, Sam and Maggie and Family

  • humoroustwo

    Dear Judy and families..Our thoughts and prayers are with you, .sadden by the loss of Lee. Hugs and blessings. Lala and Lou LaLonde

  • Mercanne Peterson

    I always thought the world of Lee- so sorry for his loss..

  • Amy Bull

    Sorry to hear of the passing of Lee he was a great guy enjoyed him playing with the Highlanders at the bar my condolences from Gordy Breanna and I to your entire family love you all