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James Stuart Chandler, Jr. Obituary


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“I have only recently learned of Jimmy's passing and the news came with much surprise and sadness. As one of the co-founder's of CASE (Citizens Asking...Read More »
1 of 61 | Posted by: Carol B. Boykin - Dawsonville, GA

“I am saddened to learn of his death. I had the priviledge to work with Jimmy on a dock ordinance case in Beaufort County. A true gentleman whose...Read More »
2 of 61 | Posted by: David A. Anderson - Columbia, SC

“Rebecca, Sara and Lucy I was so sorry to hear this sad news of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Deepest Sympathy. ”
3 of 61 | Posted by: Etta Siau - Columbia, SC

“Sara Ann and Lucy, I was so sorry to hear of Jimmy's death. Words cannot express how much he did for the environment. We see his work and...Read More »
4 of 61 | Posted by: yvonne waddell - Pawleys Island, SC

“I was a great admirer of Jimmy's and his work when I lived in Georgetown a few years ago. Jimmy was a trailblazer for environmental causes. My...Read More »
5 of 61 | Posted by: Linda Davidson - Wilmington, NC

“We have been away for several weeks and were unaware of the loss of our neighbor Jimmy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
6 of 61 | Posted by: Billy and Gloria Player - SC

“Dearest Sara Ann, Not even the greatest orator could offer words sufficient to honor your brother. I am so sad for your loss and you and your family...Read More »
7 of 61 | Posted by: Megan England Demastus - TN

“Our hearts go out to all the Chandler family during this difficult and challenging time. Jimmy will be greatly missed in this community. ”
8 of 61 | Posted by: Gillian and Peter Roy - SC

“Sara Ann and Lucy, I am thinking of you at this very sad time. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. Sincerely, Teedum ”
9 of 61 | Posted by: Teedum Reid - Columbia, SC

“Jimmy was such an inspiration and I feel privileged to have known him. He helped so many, while asking so little in return. Jimmy has left an...Read More »
10 of 61 | Posted by: Tara Gesling - Unionville, VA

“So sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. He was a fine man and attorney. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. ”
11 of 61 | Posted by: G. Flynn Bowie - Columbia, SC

“When Jimmy was born, a mighty wave came to shore, from the Good Lord's hand A beautiful voice for every blade of grass, or fur, or feather,...Read More »
12 of 61 | Posted by: Christina Chase - Pawleys Island, SC

“Jimmy was a good friend and on many occasions he came to our rescue in York County. From many of us down on Fishing Creek we thank God for blessing...Read More »
13 of 61 | Posted by: Ragin Craig - Rock Hill, SC

“Becca & Leigh - Sam and I are very sorry for your loss. Jimmy was a wonderful father and friend. He was active with Leigh and softball and we...Read More »
14 of 61 | Posted by: Kerri & Samantha Leonard - SC

“I am one of the cofounders of CASE (Citizens Asking for a Safe Environment) that lead the fight to close GSX/Laidlaw/SafetyClean toxic waste dump in...Read More »
15 of 61 | Posted by: Louise Geddings - West Columbia, SC

“You (Sara Ann) and your family are in our thoughts and prayers! ”
16 of 61 | Posted by: Ashley & Ryan Cameron - SC

“I wasn't a close personal friend, but I knew of the legal work he had done on some of the major environmental issues affecting our region. He was...Read More »
17 of 61 | Posted by: Cecelia Cook - Pawleys Island, SC

“Lucy and family,Sheryl and I are so sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing.May your fondest memories of him bring you smiles and comfort.May God hold each...Read More »
18 of 61 | Posted by: Bobby Cordray - Andrews, SC

“Both as a lawyer and friend, Jimmy was always the consumate gentleman! I was blessed to know him and have the opportunity to appreciate his sincere...Read More »
19 of 61 | Posted by: Charlie Cook - Columbia, SC

“Rebecca and Leigh, I am so sad for you both. Jimmy was a wonderful man that did so many good things. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. ...Read More »
20 of 61 | Posted by: Wendy Mull - Georgetown, SC

“I feel so greatful to have known Jimmy and so saddened to learn of his passing. There are persons in our lifetime that make permanent positive...Read More »
21 of 61 | Posted by: Brenda Boozer - Columbia, SC

“Years ago Jimmy and his family lived close to me and my family on Heyward Street in Columbia. I got to know him and had the pleasure of working with...Read More »
22 of 61 | Posted by: David Shipley - Athens, GA

“I had the privilege of working on some cases with Jimmy only a few years after he began his stellar environmental law career. I remember his valiant...Read More »
23 of 61 | Posted by: Billy Want - Charleston, SC

“Jimmy was a personal hero of mine. What a better world it would be if we all possessed his stellar character and uncompromising integrity. ”
24 of 61 | Posted by: Ross Lenhart - Pawleys Island, SC

“Jimmy was in my law school class, clerked with me at Callison Tighe Nauful & Rush, and represented clients in my courtroom many times. He was a...Read More »
25 of 61 | Posted by: Carolyn C. Matthews - Columbia, SC

“Rebecca and Leigh, I am saddened by your loss and like many others, have you in my prayers. Jimmy was a great friend, but more importantly, was a...Read More »
26 of 61 | Posted by: Jack Ellsworth - Columbia, SC

“What a wonderful and resolute champion we had for our natural resources and environment! A very fine person too. ”
27 of 61 | Posted by: Reggie Daves - Conway, SC

“Please accept by deepest sympathy. Jimmy was a great crusader for our beautiful lowcountry and beyond. I have such fond memories of him growing up...Read More »
28 of 61 | Posted by: Thedora Seale Liepman - SC

“As a new resident to Georgetown County, I was told: “You must meet Jimmy Chandler.” I did meet Jimmy, and I was amazed to learn that...Read More »
29 of 61 | Posted by: Pat and Don Lacy - Pawleys Island, SC

“I always felt like I was the last boy scout in regards to abiding by and honoring our environmental laws, until I met Jimmy. He was a great friend,...Read More »
30 of 61 | Posted by: Jake Duncan - James Island, SC

“The Natural Resources of this state has lost a champion. Generations yet to come owe Jimmy Chandler so much for his defense of the environment. ”
31 of 61 | Posted by: Buford Mabry - Columbia, SC

“Mr. Chandler was an inspiring person. Although I did not know him personally, I am grateful for his dedicated environmental work and his profound...Read More »
32 of 61 | Posted by: Susan White - Columbia, SC

“Becky, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I heard him speak several y ears ago and I was very inspired. You and family are in my thoughts and...Read More »
33 of 61 | Posted by: Cathy Hagen - Columbia-Abbeville, SC

“Jimmy was a stalwart of environmental protection in SC for decades. While life is terminal for everyone, it's sad to see Jimmy leave us while so...Read More »
34 of 61 | Posted by: Chester Sansbury - Columbia, SC

“His intelligence was only exceeded by his extraordinary character as a human being. His passing is a not only a great loss to the cause of his life's...Read More »
35 of 61 | Posted by: Ernie Nauful - Columbia, SC

“I first met Jimmy in 1962, our family had joined Georgetown Presbyterian and Jimmy reached out to me to join the scout program and we became close...Read More »
36 of 61 | Posted by: Jim (Jimmy) Rion - Raleigh, NC

“I am so sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. My sincerest sympathy to all the family and especially you Sara Ann-- sorry we haven't kept in touch all...Read More »
37 of 61 | Posted by: Susan Thompson Moll - Charlotte, NC

“Jimmy's death leaves a void in South Carolina and in the legal profession. His work protected not only the environment, but people and their...Read More »
38 of 61 | Posted by: Nelson Chandler - Charleston, SC

“To a fine gentleman and true environmental steward. He will be greatly missed. Rick Thomas Mayor Town of Arcadia Lakes ”
39 of 61 | Posted by: Richard Thomas - Columbia, SC

“Though I did not know Jimmy closely, I do know the way he stood up for all the folks in Marlboro County, which he did not know makes him a made a...Read More »
40 of 61 | Posted by: april mccall - tatum, SC

“Dear Families, I know how hard this has been on everyone. I am so greatful that Jimmy got to play music again with the band. Please accept my...Read More »
41 of 61 | Posted by: Ted Lauretano - Surfside Beach, SC

“My thoughts and prayers go out to Jimmy's family. Jimmy's life truly counted; he made our state a better place to be. His courage, perseverance,...Read More »
42 of 61 | Posted by: Barbara Postles - Columbia, SC

“Rebecca, Leigh, Sarah Ann, Lucy and familes, I was shocked to read of Jimmy's death. Have not had a lot of contact since moving away two years...Read More »
43 of 61 | Posted by: Mack Williams - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Citizens For Marlboro County, that Jimmy has fought so strong for send their heartfelt prayers to his family. We will miss him. Brett Barnes, Tom...Read More »
44 of 61 | Posted by: Brett Barnes - Bennettsville, SC

“My deepest sympathy goes out to you. I considered Jimmy a great friend. Margaret T. Feagin ”
45 of 61 | Posted by: Margaret T. Feagin - NC

“Jimmy, the best dedicated friend of the environment I ever knew. He introduced Meb & I to the Sierra Club when we moved from N.C. to S.C. in 1983. ”
46 of 61 | Posted by: Bill & Meb Graves - SC

“The last time I saw Jimmy was at our 40th class reunion. We had the best talk. He could have talked about all his accomplishments in life but he...Read More »
47 of 61 | Posted by: Dianne Hardee Proctor - Southport, NC

“Rebecca, I will always remember and forever be grateful for you and Jimmy opening your home and sharing Leigh's sitter, Shirley, with my grandson,...Read More »
48 of 61 | Posted by: Lisa Orr - Pawleys Island,, SC

“He fought for the "common public" and was an inspiration to me and many. He will be missed. ”
49 of 61 | Posted by: Max Sparwasser - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“I am forever grateful to have known Jimmy. I am also an attorney and a petitioner in the "Lily Pond" case here in Columbia against a developer that...Read More »
50 of 61 | Posted by: Linda Jackson - Columbia, SC

“Jimmy, Luci, Sara Ann and I grew up in the same neighborhood. We have been lifelong friends. Jimmy's quiet gentle spirit will be missed. He fought...Read More »
51 of 61 | Posted by: Debbie Bone - Myrtle Beach, SC

“I had the pleasure of knowing Jimmy for quite a few years. Whether working together or on opposite sides, he was an excellent lawyer and a great...Read More »
52 of 61 | Posted by: Gene McCall - Greenville, SC

“'Becca and I are much aggrieved that we have lost a dear friend, a courgeous environmental fighter, who was passionate about his work and family. Our...Read More »
53 of 61 | Posted by: Harry & 'Becca Dalton - Rock Hill, SC

“Jimmy was a person of great principle and courage. The League of Women Voters was proud to have him as a member. ”
54 of 61 | Posted by: Barbara Zia - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Heartfelt condolences to Jimmy's family. ”
55 of 61 | Posted by: Belvin Sweatt - Bennettsville, SC

“I've known Jimmy since the 7th grade. A wonderful friend and classmate. His quiet gentle spirit will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
56 of 61 | Posted by: Brenda Mitchum Cribb - SC

“All of us who knew Jimmy will miss his wisdom and his knowledge of Georgetown County as well as his tirelesly working to save our environment and...Read More »
57 of 61 | Posted by: Frances M. Cone - Pawleys Island, SC

“I first met Jimmy in the summer of 1962, when we played Dixie Youth baseball--he for the Independent Cardinals and I for the Civitan Dodgers. We...Read More »
58 of 61 | Posted by: Eddie Benton - Tampa, FL

“I will always remember Jimmy as a good friend, a great father and husband and a very accomplished musician. I was able to spend some time with him...Read More »
59 of 61 | Posted by: Gary Roberts - Murrells Inlet, SC

“I was a good friend of Lucille's, his sister, and I wanted to say that I am sorry for your lost. I know he had a hard struggle with this. It is...Read More »
60 of 61 | Posted by: Debra Cox - Elkhart, TX

“My cousin,friend and confidant. He did everything in his life to make a better world. Although younger than me,I looked up to and admired him. We...Read More »
61 of 61 | Posted by: Kenneth Walter - hudson, NH


Pawleys Island: James Stuart Chandler, Jr., 60, died Saturday, August 7, 2010, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Mr. Chandler was born in Conway on December 4, 1949, a son of the late James Stuart Chandler and Sara May McKinney Chandler. He attended Georgetown County schools and graduated from Winyah High School in 1968. Mr. Chandler graduated in 1972 from Davidson College with a B. A. in Economics and received his Masters in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina in 1973. Mr. Chandler received his Law degree from the University of South Carolina in 1977. He married Rebecca McCarthy in 1976. Mr. Chandler returned to Georgetown County where he was an environmental attorney and founder and President of the S. C. Environmental Law Project (S.C.E.L.P.). Mr. Chandler was a member of the Sierra Club and the League of Women Voters. During his career he was awarded the Sierra Club's "William O. Douglas Award", the S. C. General Assembly's "Environmental Awareness Award", and the S. C. Wildlife Federations' "Conservationist of the Year Award". Mr. Chandler was fully dedicated to his family, his passion for the protection of the environment, and his participation in a local band. Mr. Chandler was predeceased by a brother, Wayne McKinney Chandler. Surviving are: his wife Rebecca McCarthy Chandler of Pawleys Island; a daughter, Leigh Caroline Chandler of Pawleys Island; two sisters, Sara Ann Chandler Hooks (Jim) of Pawleys Island and Lucile Chandler Cook (Rodney) of Georgetown; a brother-in-law, Michael McCarthy (Linda) of Kingston, Tennessee; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be Wednesday, August 11, 2010, at two o'clock in Georgetown Presbyterian Church. There will be a reception in the Church Fellowship Hall following the service. Sign a guest book at www.mayerfuneralhome.com. The family will also receive friends Tuesday evening, August 10, 2010, from six until eight o'clock at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials to: S. C. E. L. P., P. O. Box 1380, Pawleys Island, S. C. 29585.

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