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Jessie Franklin Chandler, age 80

Jessie Franklin Chandler, age 80 of Little Rock, AR. passed away January 18, 2024. He was born on February 22, 1943 in Sheridan, AR. to Albert Wesley Chandler and Jessie Chandler (Creek).

Jessie is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Harold Chandler.

Jessie was a manager for TG&Y in the 70’s until he started working for the Arkansas State Crime Lab Medical Examiner’s office from July 1979 to January 1986. He began his Arkansas State Police career as Communications Operator for Troop A on November 1986 until his retirement on July 31, 2009.

Jessie enjoyed his retirement and spent many days fishing, relaxing, watching YouTube, drinking coffee and enjoying a good cigar. He loved and cherished spending time with his grandchildren and new great grandson.

Jessie is survived by his daughter Amy Sims and her fiancée John Spears and  son Kevin Chandler. Jessie has 5 grandchildren Emery, Cody, Jared, Kailey and Jordan and his great grandson Oliver. Along with numerous other family members and friends who love and miss him dearly.

His private memorial service will be held at a later date and time and will be updated when determined.

Cremation arrangements are under the care of A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Kristi Harris Posted January 30, 2024 11:41 AM

    My heart hurts for you guys. Much love, Kristi and family

  • Retired Captain Alex Finger ASP Troop A Posted January 30, 2024 12:28 PM

    Jessie you will be missed, you have labored long and hard now take your rest in peace.

  • Teresa Torres Posted January 30, 2024 12:38 PM

    I remember poppa Jessie (as we called him), so fondly. He was a good man, and loved his family fiercely.

  • Karen Boyer Posted January 30, 2024 2:57 PM

    Jess was such an important part of ASP Communications. He was devoted and always willing to pitch in wherever he was needed. He was my dear sweet friend. I will miss you always.

  • Retired Troop A dispatcher Maple Jean Golston Posted January 30, 2024 4:25 PM

    May God eyes rest upon you and your family. You will be missed but remembered.

  • Dale Donham Posted January 30, 2024 10:26 PM

    I always enjoyed working with Jesse on both sides of the radio. My prayers are with your family. You will be missed my friend.

  • Bill Clay Posted January 31, 2024 7:06 AM

    Jess helped train me when I first started at ASP. He was a good trusted coworker and friend. I will miss talking to Jess. He was a really good person, father and friend!! RIP Jessie!!

  • Debbie Holdcraft Posted February 1, 2024 2:18 PM

    Amy, Kevin and family I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. It hasn’t been too long ago you lost your Mom. Losing a parent is hard. It is like a piece of yourself is gone. Love ya’ll and praying for the family. I worked for Jessie at TG&Y many years ago. He was my boss. He was always good to all of us there. Later on after TG&Y closed, I babysat for Jessie and Paula.Little Amy was about a year old and Kevin was around 8. After a couple of years I moved and lost contact . I always loved this family..

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