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Jerry Chandler

December 23, 1941 – July 30, 2020

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Jerry Mart Chandler, 78, of Houlka passed from this life Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Born on December 21, 1941 in Vardaman, Jerry was a son to the late Mart Thomas Chandler and Thelma Naron Chandler.

Jerry worked for the AIG insurance company as a valued insurance salesman. By the good nature of his profession, Jerry provided people with a sense of wellbeing through the life, health, and accidental insurance policies he sold. When he wasn’t combing over documents he found joy in the thrill of deer and bird hunting, and the solitude found in fishing. Jerry, a member of Sons of Confederate Veterans, was active in the history of his southern heritage. Jerry believed in the Lord and His promise of eternal life and worshipped when he was able Faith Baptist Church.

He leaves behind a loving family to carry his memory in their hearts for the remainder of  their days; wife, Jean Melton Hughes Chandler; three sons: Randy Chandler of Des Moines, Iowa; Mart Chandler of Holmes County; Tony Chandler of Kosciusko, Mississippi; one daughter: Tina (Ray) Scott of Nashville, Tennessee.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Mart Thomas Chandler and Thelma Naron Chandler; one daughter, Robin Chandler.

A graveside service remembering Jerry’s life will take place on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 12:30 PM in the Elzey Cemetery. Bro. James Taylor and Bro. Bob Weldon will officiate the service.

Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce and Vardaman is honored to serve the family in helping make arrangements remembering Jerry’s life. Online condolences may be composed at

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  1. Hello I want to say that I am deeply sorry for your loss and would like to share a scripture with the family. It is found at Acts 24:15 which says, “15 And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” Here we see that God, whose name is Jehovah is going to bring our dead loved ones back to life. This is a time many people look forward to. I hope this message is a source of encouragement for the family.


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