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John C. “Jack” Chandler, JR, age 85

JOHN C. “JACK” CHANDLER, JR, (85) of Cabot, Arkansas, was born March 21, 1937, to John and Cleo Chandler in Hardeman County, Tennessee. He died September 5, 2022. He joined the Naval Reserve in 1954 while still in high school. After completing high school in Jackson, TN, he completed his training and then served his tour of active duty. He was a second-class yeoman, having served on the USS Saratoga and the USS Forrestal.

Jack was retired from the Allied Chemical Corporation and the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Division. He served as a deacon at First Baptist, Helena, AR, and Second Baptist, Jacksonville, AR. He was an active member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Cabot. He was an organizer and charter member of the Arkansas Baptist Bikers Association (ABBA) and served for many years on the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief team.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 63 incredibly wonderful years, June, two sons, Ken Chandler (Kay) of KY and Jay Chandler (Judy) of Cabot and one daughter, Lena Rye of Cabot; 9 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 2 cousins and many other family and friends. He loved all his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, but most of all he enjoyed being a part of their lives.

A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, September 10, at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Cabot, AR, with visitation at 9:00 and service at 10:00.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief, 10 Remington Dr., Little Rock, AR 72204.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service. 501-982-3400.


  • Marilyn Matthews Posted September 7, 2022 8:05 PM

    Jay, Judy and Mrs. Chandler, my prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Please totally depend on God and His marvelous love to sustain you in the days ahead.

  • Cindy Fleming Posted September 8, 2022 10:35 AM

    June, I am so sorry. My prayers are with you. It was such a pleasure to serve with you and Jack on disaster relief. He was the best blue cap. He will be missed

  • Ernie and Sarah Young Posted September 8, 2022 10:41 AM

    Prayers for the famuly.

    • Donna Wilkinson Posted September 8, 2022 3:58 PM

      Prayers for June and the whole family. Jack was a wonderful man and will be truly missed by all. ❤️

  • James Prater Posted September 8, 2022 2:47 PM

    Loved working Jack at DR

  • Mike Taylor Posted September 9, 2022 1:25 AM

    You will be missed in DR for sure.
    Always an inspiration

  • Charles G Gervasini Posted September 9, 2022 5:35 AM

    So very sorry for your loss. I pray God’s peace on you during this time

  • Joe and Sherry Bratton Posted September 9, 2022 5:36 AM

    June and family, Sherry and I are praying for you all. Jack was such a wonderful friend and mentor to me. I loved our “clown toting” days together. I never saw him frustrated or angry with anyone or anything, even in tense situations. He was a model of Christian manhood, and I often think of how he would react when I am faced with trials. He was a true servant. I know he is with his Lord and Savior, Jesus, and we look forward to seeing him again in heaven.

  • Angie Mitchell Posted September 9, 2022 7:45 PM

    What a precious man. He was an inspiration to me and my husband, Joe. His love for miss June was an amazing love story. He will be missed by all

  • Dale and Gigi Sykes Posted September 10, 2022 8:46 AM

    What a gift Jack was to everyone around him. Our sympathies June to you and your family. We all look forward to seeing him again!

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