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David Eugene Chandler

December 30, 1943 ~ March 16, 2022 (age 78)


David Eugene Chandler, 78, died March 16, 2022, in Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Center after a lengthy illness.

Born December 30, 1943 in Charleston, West Virginia, he was the youngest child of Malana Lois Welch Chandler and Frankie Blair Chandler Sr.  He was predeceased by his mother and father, brothers Frankie Blair Chandler Jr. and Gerald Ross Chandler Sr., and his aunt and uncle, Viola Chandler Tompkins and William Tompkins who raised him following the early death of his mother.

He is survived by his son William David Chandler, daughter Lydia McLamb Chandler and her partner Christopher Coughlin, their mother Teresa Ann McLamb, granddaughter Bellamy Kathleen Chandler and her mother Jennifer Lynne Pratt, sister Marilyn Chandler Lanham and her husband David, sister-in-law Luana Bowen Chandler and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by the cousins with whom he was raised, Bill Tompkins and his wife Robyn, and Sally Tompkins Monroe.

After graduating from Victoria (Texas) High School where he excelled in baseball, Dave moved to Daytona Beach, Florida and lived with his brother Jerry’s family. He joined GE there at the age of 19. He later transferred to GE-Wilmington’s Nuclear Energy business. After 48 years of service he retired from GE Aircraft Engine. He cherished his GE family of friends.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Donations in his memory may be made to Brunswick Community College Foundation, PO Box 30, Supply, NC 28462, or Lower Cape Fear LifeCare – Brunswick Center, 1414 Physicians Circle, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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Celebration of Life will be announced


Lower Cape Fear Hospice LifeCare Centers
1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington NC 28401

Brunswick Community College Foundation
PO Box 30, Supply NC 28462

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