William Paul "Bill" Chandler of Tucson passed away March 26, 2014. He was born November 22, 1923 to Faye Lorraine Knox and William Paul Chandler, Sr. in Kansas City, MO. In 1935 they moved to Tucson. Bill degreed in History at the UofA in 1952. While there, he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and a Bobcat, Men's Honorary. He met his wife in 1942, Florence Louise Puntenney and they married February 7, 1945. Bill was a pilot in the US Air Force serving in the occupation of Japan and the Korean War. He was the director of the Far West region for the Air Force Assoc., on it's national board for seven years and was President of the Founding Board of Pima Air Museum. Bill is in the Fiji Hall of Fame and was a 33rd Mason. Bill was employed with Bankers Life Nebraska for over 30 years. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, William Paul Chandler III and a son, William "Paul" Chandler, Jr. He is survived by wife of 69 years, Florence; daughter, Carol (Pat) Anderson; sons, Ralph (Laura) and Steve (Carol); seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A Memorial to be held at a later date.
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Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Apr. 27, 2014