(Cameron) Charles Chandler, 86 of LaGrange, died Thursday in a LaGrange medical center. Services are currently pending due to coronavirus legislation. Mr. Chandler was born in Cameron and graduated from Yoe High School in 1952. He served in the military during the Korean War and attended Arlington State College, what is now the University of Texas at Arlington. He completed an associates degree at Temple College. He managed Chandler Paint Company in Austin and Cameron Lumber Company for 14 years. He also worked for lumber yards in Killeen, Waco, DeSoto, and Duncanville. He was an adjuster for RVOS Farm Mutual Insurance and as an independent. In the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, he worked with the Federal Emergency Management Agency in disaster areas. While in Cameron, he was involved with the Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, and Junior Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife helped build the Texas Czech Hertiage and Cultural Center. Survivors include:
Retta Slavik Chandler of LaGrange
Susan Chandler of Temple
Ken Chandler of Cleburne and wife Lisa
seven grandchildren also survive.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center, P.O. Box 6, La Grange, Texas 78945.
Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.