Roy William Chandler
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Roy William Chandler
  • December 29, 1935 - January 29, 2017
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Roy William Chandler was born December 29, 1935 in Cushing, Oklahoma to Fannye Cowan Chandler and Roy A. Chandler. He left the earth suddenly on January 29, 2017 to be with his beloved wife Pat only five weeks after her passing.

Roy attended Oklahoma City University graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business in 1956 with a double major in both accounting and history. Roy also achieved a Juris Doctor in 1961. During his time in law school he helped start the law Fraternity Phi Alpha Delta. Roy was a long time managing partner at Peters and Chandler accounting firm. Second only to his family was the love of his work and the clients he served over a long career as a Certified Public Accountant. He lived a full life by involving himself in the community with the people he loved. He was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, The State Board of Public Accountancy, The Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants, The Oklahoma Bar Association, and The Economic Club of Oklahoma City. He served as the Director and Chair of Goodwill Industries of Oklahoma City, the Board of Directors for Great Plains Coke-Cola, Board of Directors for Epworth Villa, and a member and former president of the Oklahoma City Estate Planning Council. Roy gave back to his alma mater by serving on the Oklahoma City University Board of Trustees and as Treasurer. Roy was inducted into the Oklahoma Commerce and Industry Hall of Honor in 2004 for his lifetime of service in making his community the best it could be.

Roy is survived by his daughters, Kellie Hardy and Kimberly Morrissey, his granddaughters Chandler Hardy and Conner Morrissey and son-in-law Darrel Hardy. Additionally, he is survived by cousins: Seth Cowan, Seneca (Coop) Cowan, Alvin Chandler and Jerry Chandler and other beloved extended family members.

Any visit with Roy was never a short one because he loved to tell stories about his past and the people he met.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 2, 2017, at Church of Servant, 14343 N. MacArthur Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK.

If you want to honor the memory of Roy W. Chandler, donations can be made in his name to the Roy W. Chandler Endowed Business Scholarship at Oklahoma City University, 2501 N Blackwelder, Oklahoma City, Ok 73106-1493