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Van Chandler

Van Reid Chandler Jr., 64, of Martin, died Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at his residence.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday at Murphy Funeral Home Chapel in Martin with Rev. Mace Jett officiating. Burial was in East Side Cemetery, Martin.
John Chandler, Gordy Brown, Mike Higgs, John Lifsey, Steve Gale and Sammy Liles served as pallbearers.
Chandler was born Aug. 12, 1942 in Martin, son of Mrs. Charlene Thedford Chandler of Martin and the late Van Reid Chandler Sr. He was a graduate of Martin High School, and formerly worked for Reelfoot Packing Company and retired from Gordon Food Service. He was a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Martin.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Betty Henry Chandler of Martin; one son, Chris Chandler of Atlanta, Ga.; one daughter, Holly Chandler of Martini; and one brother, Ricky Chandler of Dresden.
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