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: www.RHRFH.com 904-284-7720