Funeral services for Billy Bert “BC” Chandler, 73, of Greenville will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday Boone-Smith Funeral Home. He died Saturday, April 29 at home surrounded by his family. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.
Billy was born on March 31, 1944 at Possum Ridge, MS the son of Mendon L. and Gertie Harris Chandler. Billy graduated from Riverside High School in 1962. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a hardworking local truck driver for F&W and retired from Yellow Freight. Billy worked every day he could to be an avid golfer. He was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church where he was a member of Ed Deane’s Sunday School class. Billy loved his church family, Riverside school buddies, golfing friends and just about anyone he met, but most importantly he loved the Lord Jesus Christ. His life was a testament to his faith and trust in God, especially witnessing to family, friends, and medical staff during this journey with cancer. At passing he permanently changed his address to his heavenly home, “Because I’m not here, I am somewhere else”.
Billy was preceded in death by his brothers, M. L., Curtis, and Sam, his sister, Elizabeth and sister-in-law, Trevette. He is survived by his wife, Carole Chandler; 3 daughters, Tona (Bob) Lynchard of Greenville, Teresa (Josh) Haynes of Cleveland, and Tracy Chandler of Southaven. He is Papaw to grandchildren, BJ (Sarah) Lynchard, Rebecka (Elvis) Roberson, Ryan Lynchard, Janelle and Joleigh Haynes, as well as great-grandchildren Wyatt and Gracelyn Roberson and Charlie and Perry Lynchard. He is also survived by his brother, George (Ann) Chandler, brother-in-law, Randy (Marilyn) Palmer, and sister-in-laws, Louise Chandler, Anita Chandler, Sue Chandler and Lynne Moorman; a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends that he loved to pick on. He was known to be quite a jokester.
There will be a visitation from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 2 at Boone-Smith Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations of quarters be made to cancer foundations or veterans groups.