PAUL E. CHANDLER, 87, died at 8:23 p.m. April 12, 2005, at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born April 4, 1918, in Alton, W.Va., to Robert Nathan and Helen Loudin Chandler, who preceded him in death. On Nov. 13, 1948, in Ironton, he married Patty Joyce Linville, who survives.
Mr. Chandler retired as a supervisor and first-class engineer from Standard Oil Refinery, after 33 years. He was a member of Allentown Methodist Church. He was a member of the Grand Lodge of West Virginia and Chelyan Lodge 158 Free & Accepted Masons. He was also a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1275. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving aboard the USS South Dakota. He played third base and right field for a Navy baseball team. He was a talented musician, playing the mandolin and fiddle. He loved his family, fishing, golfing and bowling.
Survivors also include a daughter, Linda (Lonnie) Lehman of Lima; and two granddaughters, Sarah Leslie (Nathan) Schiffer and Amanda Beth Lehman.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Stephen Michael and Leslie Robert Chandler; and six brothers, Dale, Hartsel, Basil, Robert, Letcher and Ralph Chandler; and a sister, Helen Jean Chandler.
Services will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at Siferd Funeral Homes, Westwood Chapel. The Rev. Tina Dietsch will officiate.
Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association.