Bill CHANDLER

CHANDLER, Bill

Bill Chandler passed away peacefully on November 16, 2013, in the presence of Betty, his beloved bride of 61 years.

Billy C. Chandler was born on December 1, 1927, in Beaumont, Texas, to Mary Willie and Hollis Clyde Chandler. He came to know Jesus as his Savior during his childhood while attending church with his mother. Upon graduation from Beaumont High School in 1945, he attended Lamar Junior College prior to joining the Navy for two years in 1947. After completing his military time, he was honorably discharged and enrolled at Texas Tech graduating in 1951 with a degree in Marketing. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.

Bill's first job out of college took him to Odessa, Texas, where he met his wife, Betty Lou Jones. Married in 1952, they moved to Beaumont where Bill pursued his career with Sun Oil Company. In 1965 he and his family moved to Houston, Texas, to start his own carpet company which led into his successful career of commercial carpet sales. He received the Presidential Award for outstanding sales several times while employed with Karastan Bigelow. He retired in 1994 after 23 rewarding years with Karastan Bigelow as Commercial Marketing Manager.

Bill and Betty moved to Lakeway in 1995. He was looking forward to being a part of the Lakeway community and began his volunteer service almost immediately as the Lakeway City Treasurer. He served as treasurer for 11 years. He also served Lakeway on the LCC Board, Lakeway Heritage Commission and Friends of the Park, as well as a Fourth of July Parade Judge. One of his proudest accomplishments was in 2008 when he was honored as "Volunteer of the Year." He was an active member of Lakeway Church where he enjoyed fellowship with other believers.

He is survived by his two daughters, Linda Wharton and her husband, Bob, Lisa Melton and her husband, Jerry, and, son, Greg, and his wife, Tiffany; as well as his grandchildren, Seth Wharton and Anna Wharton; Megan Melton and Shannon Bradfield; Victoria Chandler and Luke Chandler; and three great grandchildren.

Bill enjoyed spending time with friends and family, traveling and rooting for the Red Raiders. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Lakeway Church with the funeral service beginning at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Austin Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in his memory may do so to Lakeway Church or the

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Published in Austin American-Statesman from Nov. 19 to Nov. 20, 2013