Chandler, Jr., Fred Allen
Fred Allen Chandler Jr. of Riner Va, age 76, went home to be with Jesus on Sunday December 8th, 2019. Fred was born April 3, 1943 in Montgomery County. He lived in Montgomery County most of his life and was a 1961 Auburn High School graduate. He was the most humble, kind, and loving soul.
He was a Sunday School teacher at Auburn United Methodist Church for 25 years and was a current member of New Hope Church of God. He loved and was dedicated to his family, friends, and church.
In his life he Worked for many people and businesses, including, Trailways bus company, Wilco gas, Bill’s drive in, Rowe furniture, Brenda and Roberts farm, several friends farms, The Arsenal, and worked and retired from Montgomery County Public Schools after 32 years.
His loves and hobbies included; fishing (surf fishing and wade fishing in Little River), squirrel hunting in the pinies, camping at Bratton’s place, detailing cars, watching westerns and tractor auctions, and taking trips to the Hatteras Island and Pigeon Forge Tenn. He loved to reminisce and tell stories about all of his life experiences, including, driving a trailways bus “silver eagle”, driving the gas truck, and fishing and camping stories. He loved company, having friends over, swapping stories, hanging out at Burton’s garage, and anything to do with cars, trucks, and tractors. His favorite foods were salads and hotdogs.
Fred is survived by his wife of 24 years, Mona Gordon Chandler, sister Brenda Young (husband Robert), brother-in- law Johnny Gordon (wife Peggy), Children; Tanya McCoy (husband Charles), Jeff Chandler (wife Deanna), Sherry Hollandsworth (husband Andrew), Samantha Meadows (husband Cody), Randy Whitlow (wife Holley), Kevin Whitlow, Joy Whitlow, and Lesa Whitlow, 11 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, extended family, friends, and his dogs, Ellie May, Rascal, and Sammy.
He is preceded in death by his father, Fred Allen Chandler, his mother Lula Dixon Chandler, and daughter, Amber LeeAnn Whitlow.
In lieu of flowers any donations to be made to New Hope Church of God.
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 13, 2019 at 11:00 am in the New Hope Church of God with Rev. T. Michael Bond officiating. Burial will follow in the New Zion Cemetery, Elgood, WV. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5-8 pm at New Hope Church of God, Christiansburg. Arrangments by McCoy Funeral Home.