Chandler James (1925 - 2017)

  • "Mr. James will be missed by all of his family and children...."
    - Patricia Kiser
  • "Chandler James was a very talented musician and will be..."
    - Janice James

Chandler Carthell James CHARLOTTE - Chandler Carthell James, of Charlotte, NC, passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017, at the Homestead Hospice Care of Haywood County. Born on June 14, 1925, in Fort Mill, SC, to Ciscero and Louise James Tally, he moved multiple times throughout his adult life. Chandler, also known as Buddy James in his entertaining days, was a talented musician who loved writing songs about his time in the service and honoring his country. He began the family business, Electrical Apparatus Machine Co. in 1974, which two of his sons still run and operate. In addition, Chandler owned and operated numerous hotel properties in Myrtle Beach, SC. Chandler served his country bravely as a member of the US Navy in the Pacific Ocean theatre of World War II and served on the USS Piedmont, USS Intrepid and USS Altair. Chandler would say his greatest achievements are his children. He is predeceased by his parents; his sisters: Betty, Narvis, Lula, Lola, and granddaughters: Tonya James and Lauren James. He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Sharon; sons: Bill (Linda), Alan (Rusty), Doug (Janice), Donnie (Dana); daughters: Glenn (Ron), Donna (Billy), Michele (David) and Jenny (Eric); grandchildren: Nolan (Kim), David, Lindsey (Ricky), Chad, Brian, Robbie, Matthew, Christie, Megan and Jamie; great grandchildren: Malachi, Lilly, London and Lydia. Celebration of life service: Friday, December 22, at Watson King Funeral Home, 306 E. Franklin Street, Rockingham, NC 28379, Viewing: 12noon, Funeral Service: 1pm, Burial Service: 2pm Richmond Co. Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Alzheimer's Association -
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Watson-King Funeral Home
306 East Franklin Street
Rockingham, NC 28379
(910) 895-4011
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Published in Charlotte Observer on Dec. 20, 2017
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