Dr. Billy-Chandler-Obituary

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Dr. Billy H. Chandler

Philpot, Kentucky

Mar 31, 1935 – Jul 18, 2020


March 31, 1935
July 18, 2020
Philpot, Kentucky


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Dr. Billy H. Chandler, 85, of Philpot, passed away Saturday, July 18, 2020, in Owensboro, Kentucky. He was born March 31, 1935, in Webster County, Kentucky, to the late Bryan and Catherine Turpin Chandler. Dr. Chandler was named superintendent of Owensboro Public Schools (OPS) in 1991, after...

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I met Dr. Chandler while he was serving on the Owensboro Health Board of Directors. He was such a gentleman and had the best interest of the community always in the forefront. I loved meeting him and his wife , Sandy. He certainly loved her! My condolences to the family. He loved his girls and spoke of them often. He was such a great guy!

So sorry for your loss. I sure love your family! I enjoyed kidding around with Dr. Chandler and your mom. Y'all were all so nice to me. It was great growing up being around your family. Sorry I missed coming in, I now live in Texas. I remember Dr. Chandler tinkering with his clocks out in the garage. What a wonderful person he was and so many accomplishments. He was a great dad. Love y'all! Hi to everybody. I haven't seen KMark since high school!!

Such a great individual who always knew your name. Mr. Chandler was my Principal at Foust JR High. He was a kind soul who truly cared about his students.

He was principle at Foust when I attended in mid 60's. I remember his firm hand,lol. He was a fair man.

I was on the Citizens Committee on Education with Bill during the time of bringing the community college to Owensboro and found him to be such a caring and dedicated person to the needs of the community. I feel honored to have known him.

Bill Chandler was our rock and long-time loyal friend of Owensboro Community and Technical College from the beginning. He cared deeply for the students and rarely missed an opportunity to celebrate their achievements. He proudly witnessed many first generation college graduates receive their degree and continue their education as a result of the determination of he and others who were committed to providing such an important opportunity for the citizens of our region.

When I arrived in Owensboro, I was a brand new college president, in a new city, far from home, with a young family. Dr. Chandler took me under his wing. He mentored me with all sorts of advice to address every situation imaginable as it arose at the College. He opened the doors of community leaders right and left so that I could meet them and talk about OCTC. His passion for education and for the College was palpable. He displayed all of the best traits of a leader: humility,...

Our community has lost a true visionary and a tireless champion of serving others. Dr. Chandler's career is a testament to helping others through excellence in education from primary through post-secondary. While we mourn his loss, we take solace in knowing that his legacy of excellence in education and service continues to live on through all that he served. Our hearts go out to his family and our community has been all the better for them allowing us to share his shining light.

Sandy and Family, Our hearts are heavy for you. Mr. Chandler was a kind and gentle soul. Prayers lifted for your family.