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“This is your buddy, Don Gaffney, we joined the Army together in Jan. 1958, and we both attended Lincoln High. I was the valedictorian and i'm really...Read More »
1 of 67 | Posted by: Don L. Gaffney Sr. - Lawton, OK

“I will not forget you, Alvin. I remember when my sister married you. I thought you were so dashing and worldly when she came home from Germany one...Read More »
2 of 67 | Posted by: Delores Abdella Combs - Ontario, CA

“Alvin was one of my true friends, and im sure going to miss him.. Wanting to thank him for everything he has done for me. ”
3 of 67 | Posted by: Patricia Thomas - Oklahoma City, OK

“My condolences to you my Brother Harlyn,and your family, stay strong, hug, and love each other during this difficuit time. ”
4 of 67 | Posted by: Charles Gabriel - Radcliff, KY

“Im going to miss you alot Alvin. One of my closest friends! Playing dominoes and sitting around laughing and talking with you was one of the...Read More »
5 of 67 | Posted by: Tommy Ray - Altus, OK

“Going to miss you very much Alvin. ”
6 of 67 | Posted by: Lula Ray - Altus, OK

“Alvin was a very good friend of mine. When no one was there for me he was always there. He was a sweet man and would do anything for anyone. He will...Read More »
7 of 67 | Posted by: Mary Jefferson - Altus, OK

“Emily, My deepest sympathies are with you and and your family during this difficult time. ”
8 of 67 | Posted by: Tabatha Walker - Va Beach, VA

“Our deepest sympathies are with you and your family. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. ”
9 of 67 | Posted by: Shaun Taylor and Family - killeen, TX

“To Tane and Family, You already know that the crew will always be with you. Be strong and hold onto your faith, because the Lord is with you. A...Read More »
10 of 67 | Posted by: Jesse McCoy & Family - SC

“Our deepest sympathies are with you and your family. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. Carletta and Family ”
11 of 67 | Posted by: Carletta - Columbus, GA

“Tane, so sorry for you loss. I wish you the best and my thoughts go out to you and your family. Much love. Toby ”
12 of 67 | Posted by: Toby McGhee - Chester, VA

“Tane I have been trying to think of the right things to say to you but there is nothing that i can say that will fill the void in your heart...Read More »
13 of 67 | Posted by: Robert (Hunter Family) - Killeen, TX

“Sorry for your loss! Keeping you and your family in my prayers. ”
14 of 67 | Posted by: Jason Hicks - Killeen, TX

“Tane, My sincerest condolences to you and your family during your time of loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
15 of 67 | Posted by: Craig Hancock - Rock Island, IL

“Sending condolences on behalf of my family. Will pray for God's hand to bless the family during your period of grief. I pray that happy memories will...Read More »
16 of 67 | Posted by: Laura Fairchild - Killeen, TX

“Alvin will sadly missed by all of us!!! ”
17 of 67 | Posted by: Herb Green & Elisha McKeaver - OK

“My condolences to you and your family for the loss of your father. During this difficult time i would hope you hold on to the percious moments that...Read More »
18 of 67 | Posted by: Todd - Killeen, TX

“Im sorry for your lost.Uncle Alvin will be miss.But he is with his brother,mother and father. Im sending my love. ”
19 of 67 | Posted by: Patrice R Chandler-Brown - Tulsa, OK

“Tane (Chief), My heart goes out to you and your family and you will be in my families prayers. Saunders Family ”
20 of 67 | Posted by: Philip Saunders - Tacoma, WA

“Tane and family, God will give you the strength to get through this even at your lowest moments. You are all in my prayers. ”
21 of 67 | Posted by: Tracey Wallace - Ft. Riley, KS

“Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. You are all in my prayers ”
22 of 67 | Posted by: Patty Parrish - Warner Robins, GA

“My condolences to Deja's family. Praying for your strength. ”
23 of 67 | Posted by: Marcel - Savannah, GA

“Hello Grandpa, I wish I had more memories with you. The one I do have is one I never will forget. You took me fishing for the first (and still the...Read More »
24 of 67 | Posted by: Deja - Savannah, GA

“My deepest condolence to the family. I will keep you in prayer. ”
25 of 67 | Posted by: Gwendolyn DuVall Hill - Hampton, VA

“Tia and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Psalm 116:15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. ”
26 of 67 | Posted by: Darlene O Williams - Converse, TX

“A great friend have very fond memories of him as I coach Harlyn & Alvin in football ”
27 of 67 | Posted by: Charlie Fraley - Radcliff, KY

“Tane and family, My most sincere and deepest condolences on the loss of your dear father and grandfather. May God bless and comfort you during...Read More »
28 of 67 | Posted by: Lottie Sledge - Lawton, OK

“On behalf of the McCrimmon family we take this time to express our deepest symphany for Tane and family; our prayers are with you in your time of...Read More »
29 of 67 | Posted by: SFC Trumell L. McCrimmon & Family - TX

“Tane and Family, I am so sorry for your loss may your father rest in ever lasting peace. Know that times maybe hard right now but God will keep you...Read More »
30 of 67 | Posted by: SFC(R) Faythe A. Davis - TX

“Tane, my deepest sympathy for the loss of your father. I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. ”
31 of 67 | Posted by: Gladys Providence - Converse, TX

“Tane may God be with you and your family at this time of mourning. I would like to extend condolences on behalf of the Dodson family. " My flesh and...Read More »
32 of 67 | Posted by: Johnny Dodson - Killeen, TX

“God has been gracious His Holy Spirit will comfort you during this time of barievement. Rest in the LOVE of Jesus Christ. ”
33 of 67 | Posted by: johnny hicks - Killeen, TX

“Tane Cotton & Family, may God give you peace and comfort during your bereavement. Hold on to God's unchanging hand. He said in his word, " I will...Read More »
34 of 67 | Posted by: The Pitts Family - Enterprise, AL

“Tia, Tane, and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with all of you during this time. Please know that I am just a phone call away if you...Read More »
35 of 67 | Posted by: Christina Howard - San Antonio, TX

“I am sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to the family. May God be with you throughout. ”
36 of 67 | Posted by: Ben Lenard - Lawton, OK

“Dear Tane and Family: I am saddened to hear of the loss of your father...death is not easy but I want you to know that you are in my heart during...Read More »
37 of 67 | Posted by: JoAnne Barnes - Houston, TX

“Chandler Family, No one has the perfect words to make your sadness go away, but may you find comfort in knowing I wish that I did. With My...Read More »
38 of 67 | Posted by: Frank Douglas White - Radcliff, KY

“Emily, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. My sympathy and prayers go out to you and yours through this difficult time. ”
39 of 67 | Posted by: Dena Cottle - VA Beach, VA

“Emily, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I pray God's love and grace will be with you through this difficult time. Your family will be in my...Read More »
40 of 67 | Posted by: Marlane Brickhouse - VA

“To the Chandler family, May your treasured memories of your husband, father & grandfather help on your healing journey. His bio shows what a...Read More »
41 of 67 | Posted by: Dotti Van Pelt - Virginia Beach,, VA

“May your wonderful memories comfort you. God bless your family. ”
42 of 67 | Posted by: Bobbie Beddow - Virginia Beach, VA

“Sending my deepest sympathy to the whole family on the loss of your father, grandfather, and friend. Hoping that loving memories bring you peace,...Read More »
43 of 67 | Posted by: Karen Havekost - Virginia Beach, VA

“My God bless your family during this time of Bereavement. I will keep your family in prayer. ”
44 of 67 | Posted by: Eva Sumner - Norfolk, VA

“To the Chandler family: Please accept my condolences in the loss of your husband and father. May the Lord Jesus comfort, strengthen and guide you in...Read More »
45 of 67 | Posted by: Bonita Boulware - Radcliff, KY

“Emily .... I am so sorry to hear about your dad ... ”
46 of 67 | Posted by: Pam Ford - VA Beach, VA

“I am sorry for the loss of your love one. I am praying for you and your family. God bless you and your family. ”
47 of 67 | Posted by: Elizabeth Parker - Magnolia, AR

“What a gift to be by your father's side during his transition. We are holding your family in our arms and in our hearts. ”
48 of 67 | Posted by: Rob and Catja Fleck - 29 Palms, CA

“I would like to express my deepest simpathy to the Chandler family. May God be with you during this hard time. With Love Angela Jenkins ”
49 of 67 | Posted by: Angela Jenkins - Columbus, GA

“Thinking and Praying for the Chandler family. May God Almighty, the God of ALL comfort, through His Son Jesus Christ, continue to bless each of you...Read More »
50 of 67 | Posted by: Jean Holloman - Virginia Beach, VA

“To the Chandler Family, both my wife, Debbie and I extend our condolences to you. May the God of all comfort, Jehovah, comfort you in all your sorrow...Read More »
51 of 67 | Posted by: Stephen A Charity - VA

“My thoughts and prayers go out to Emily and her family. Parents that raised children with the content of character that Emily has were no doubt a...Read More »
52 of 67 | Posted by: Daniel Van Ermen - Virginia Beach, VA

“You are gone but never forgotten Daddy. I am so blessed to have been able to spend some time with you rigt before the Lord called you home. You are...Read More »
53 of 67 | Posted by: Maury Dion (Chandler) Ross - GA

“Alvin, Tane' Tia, Patrice and I did a sleep-over w/u and Our Father. You suffered so long, HE came and held your hand guided U to your prepared room....Read More »
54 of 67 | Posted by: Annette Chandler - Killeen, TX

“To the Chandler Family, Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. The McLean Family ”
55 of 67 | Posted by: Willie & Mary McLean - Radcliff, KY

“To the Family, So sad for your lost. May God Bless and keep you all. We served at Fort Knox same time.We will miss him to. ”
56 of 67 | Posted by: Calvin/minnie Augustine - FL

“My Condolence & prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. May God bless & keep you. Sincerely Trudy & Family ”
57 of 67 | Posted by: Trudy Phillips - Elizabethtown, KY

“Daddy I will Love you forever. My Heart is broken but my mind is full with memories of you. Loving you always Emily ”
58 of 67 | Posted by: Emily Reaves - Virginia Beach, VA

“love you granddad you dont have to suffer no more. rest in peace ”
59 of 67 | Posted by: monique - charlotte, NC

“To the Chandler Family, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of you. Although each day brings challenges and things that are unknown, You needn't...Read More »
60 of 67 | Posted by: Hallie. Polk-Lucas - Waco, TX

“I love u granddaddy your pain and suffering is ova I know your still with us spiritually Rest in paradise ”
61 of 67 | Posted by: Michael chandler - TX

“We send our deepest sympathies and sincere condolences. Our Lord will give you the strength and peace to endure this hard time. ”
62 of 67 | Posted by: Alejandra Gasson Chandler - TX

“I miss you granddaddy but i know now that your in a better place. I love you ”
63 of 67 | Posted by: Malcolm chandler - TX

“I miss you, Daddy. Time no longer has any meaning to you, now, so I will see you soon, "Old Man", and I love you. ”
64 of 67 | Posted by: Tia D Arevalo - San Antonio, TX

“A poem to my Father She sits beside him...in his hospital bed Thinks of all the words; she should of said She holds his hand, and whispers in...Read More »
65 of 67 | Posted by: Patrice Chandler - Killeen, TX

“I was with my Father until the last seconds of his life. He fought the good fight far longer than anyone expected him to because he was a Warrior to...Read More »
66 of 67 | Posted by: Tane Cotton - Killeen, TX

“Extending our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one. Directors & Staff at Oak Hills Mortuary ”
67 of 67 | Posted by: Oak Hills Mortuary - San Antonio, TX


Alvin Lee Chandler Sr. was born June 4, 1939 in Altus, Oklahoma to Alfred Don (AD) Chandler and Janie Mae Chandler. His parents and only brother, Maurice, all preceded him in death. Alvin graduated from Lincoln High School located in Altus where he was a star on the basketball team, participated in the student council, and played the alto saxophone in the school. He also attended Altus Junior College. Alvin married his lovely wife Annette (Baby Lee)Lee on March 17, 1961 and they had five girls and two boys together: Emily Charlene Reaves (Robert – husband; three girls and five grandchildren); Tane Chandler-Cotton (three children and three grandchildren); Tia Arevalo (Sergio – husband and two sons); Harlyn Chandler (Lorena – wife and two daughters); Alvin Lee Chandler Jr. (Alejandre – wife); Maury Ross (Alex – husband); Patrice Chandler (three children). Alvin was a lifelong member of Saint John's Baptist Church, located in Altus, where he was baptized. He was very active in many church activities and was a Church Trustee and adult Sunday school teacher. Alvin was a combat engineer in the United States Army where he did two tours in the Viet Nam War. He retired from the Army in 1979 at Fort Knox, Kentucky with 20 years of active duty service. He also retired from the Vernon State Mental Health Institution where he worked as a psychiatric technician. Alvin was a Mason and Shriner, Past Master of Luckett Lodge # 137 in Hodgenville, Kentucky and also the District Grand Deputy of the State of Kentucky. He loved fishing, golf, playing pinochle and dominoes, loved all sports and was a faithful fan of the Dallas Cowboys. Alvin was funny and articulate. He was intelligent and well spoken. He was well liked by his church family and the Altus community. He was loved by his family and friends, and will be missed.

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