Elmo Chandler

Elmo Graham Chandler

Saturday, October 12th, 1935 - Saturday, September 19th, 2020
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On a beautiful fall-like afternoon, Elmo Graham Chandler, 84, of South Hill, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family. He was born October 12, 1935, in Clarksville, Virginia, the son of Josephine "Dutchie" and Robert Baker Chandler. He was a graduate of Clarksville High School and Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

After serving six years in the Virginia National Guard, he was employed by Southern States Cooperative, W.R. Grace and Company and Farmland Industries involving sales of agricultural products.

He and his wife, Elizabeth, returned to South Hill in 1998 and enjoyed being close to family and friends. During this time, Graham became a Ruling Elder and member of the South Hill Presbyterian Church.

Graham never forgot his "roots", especially his younger years, and always enjoying telling stories of time spent on his Chandler grandparents farm.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Elizabeth Walker Chandler, children: Elizabeth (Beth) Chandler Roberts (James) of Little Rock, AR; Lisa Chandler Vaughan (Richard) of Keysville, VA and William (Bill) Graham Chandler (Kristen) of Wichita, KS. Six grandchildren: Anna Roberts Fitzgerald (Michael) of Chapel Hill, NC, Daniel Joseph Roberts of Springdale, AR, James Chandler Vaughan of Keysville, VA, Walker William Chandler (Savannah) of Cambridge, UK, Ethan Graham Chandler and Cole Daven Chandler of Wichita, KS.

Because of the pandemic, a celebration of life will take place at a later date. If you would like to make a contribution in Graham's memory, please consider the South Hill Presbyterian Church, 914 N. Mecklenburg Avenue, South Hill, VA 23970. Online condolences may be shared at Farrar Funeral Home of South Hill is serving the Chandler family.
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Lucille Trimm

Posted at 07:57pm
Dear Elizabeth and family - our sincerest sympathy you, Elizabeth, and family. Graham was such a special person, and has been so kind to us. He will be sorely missed by all. Our love to you all. Lucille and Jim Trimm

Posted at 07:58pm
My sympathy to the Chandler family. I know you do not know me. I met Elmo at the N & W depot in Lynchburg on
April 18, 1959 as we were reporting to Fort Knox to start basic training for the National Guard. We went through training in the
same company. I would see him when we did the two weeks active duty in the summer months at Camp Pendleton at Virginia
Beach. It has been at least 55 years since I have seen him, but i remember he was always a very pleasant person.

Joe Wells
Danville Va.

Joni Welker

Posted at 12:29pm
We here at J.A. Barker Construction, Inc. and Barker's Garage are very sorry to hear of the passing of Graham. He was a very nice man and we were always so happy to see him when he came in the Garage. He was always so cheerful and he will be missed by so many of us. Prayers to the Family

Julian Wood

Posted at 09:46am
So sorry to hear of Graham passing, but have so many fond memories of him. You are in our prayers as you go through this difficult time.
Julian and Elizabeth Wood

Sharon Johnson

Posted at 06:23pm
Mrs. Chandler, Richard, Lisa & family,
I'm saddened to read of Mr. Chandler's passing. What a nice, kind gentleman! Prayers of peace to each and all of you.

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