Chadwick (Chad) Chandler
1988 - 2016
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Chadwick (Chad) William Chandler

Chadwick William Chandler, was born March 6, 1988, prematurely went to the Lord on March 5, 2016. Chad was a third-generation graduate of Leon High School where he played on the baseball, football and track teams. He was also an active member in Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He majored in Biology and Pre-Med at FSU where he received an Associate of Arts degree. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.

Chad was a committed Christian, he was full of love, life and the Lord's grace and had a passion for running the trails at Forest Meadows, playing the guitar and listening to music. Because of his beautiful smile and wonderful sense of humor Chad never met a stranger. He had the gift of helping people smile. Chad loved family and friends with all his heart and will be sorely missed by everyone whose heart he touched.

As an entrepreneur, Chad founded a successful lawn maintenance business, Chad's Lawn Service in 2010. He enjoyed working in the garden and making yards beautiful.

Chad is survived by his parents Peggy Dye, Porter and (Jennifer) Chandler, Sisters, Casey Chandler, Blakely Chandler, (Brier Mason), (Audrey Mason) and brothers Wesley Chandler and (Parker Mason) and many aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents (Neal and Joanne Johnson). He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents William and Joan Chandler and maternal grandparents Jim and Sue Dye.

A celebration of Chad's life for friends and family will be held at the Tallahassee Garden Club, 507 N Calhoun St. on Thursday, March 10 from 12-2 PM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to The Brain Injury Association of America, American Cancer Society and the National Alliance on Mental Illness.






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Published in Tallahassee Democrat from Mar. 9 to Mar. 10, 2016.
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March 16, 2016
To Chad's family,
I am so sorry to learn of your tremendous loss, this side of heaven we will never understand the bitterness & sadness of life on earth.
Just remember your heavenly Father loves you and wants you to find comfort in his promises. I hope and pray you all have a supportive group of godly friends to comfort you as you grieve the loss of Chad, Peggy if there is anything you need please let me know!
In my thoughts & prayers,

Dori Coxen Meadow
Dori Meadow
March 15, 2016
WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE YOU CAN'T GO ON ANY LONGER,
LIFT YOUR HANDS TOWARD HEAVEN & PRAISE THE LORD
HE KNOWS YOUR HEARTS ARE BREAKING.
LEAN ON JESUS TO CARRY YOU THRU.
LIZ
March 15, 2016
Dear Porter and your family, So sad to hear of the loss of your son Chad. I found him to be just the sweetest soul. I remember one talk that we had and he agreed that Family is everything. I can see what a wonderful family that he grew up in. Praying for you, Bob and Mary Checkai
March 15, 2016
Peggy,
I was so saddened to hear about the loss of your precious son. Please know that I am praying for you and your family at this difficult time. May God's Peace Be With You ALL!
Laura Mullinax
March 13, 2016
Dear Peggy, my heart truly hurts for you. I pray that God will comfort you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
kathi Jowers-Powell
March 12, 2016
My son Chad, July 2015
Peggy Dye
March 12, 2016
WE LOVE CHAD
March 12, 2016
Porter, Peggy and Family,
Donna and I are so sorry to hear about the loss of Chad. We hope he is at peace in the Lord and that his memories will help bring you comfort in the years to come. Brad and Donna Heetland
Bradl Heetland
March 12, 2016
I'm so sorry and saddened by this news. Chad certainly had the gift of making people smile. Sending much love and many prayers.
Sarah Block
March 11, 2016
SUCH A PRECIOUS ANGEL.
MAY GOD WRAP HIS LOVING ARMS AROUND YOU ALL & GIVE YOU PEACE.
PRAISE GOD CHAD IS IN THE ARMS OF JESUS.
FREE FROM ALL PAIN & HARM.
WHAT A GLAD REUNION DAY THAT WILL BE,
WHEN WE ALL GET TO HEAVEN,
WALKING ON STREETS OF GOLD.
JP & SE,
FLORIDA
March 11, 2016
Dear Peggy, Porter and Family,

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May God comfort you in your time of need.

The Richard Camp Family
March 10, 2016
Peggy, Porter and Family, My heart aches for all of you upon hearing of Chad's passing. I cant imagine the grief and sadness that you must be feeling...I'll be keeping you all close in thought and prayer. Chad was a beautiful soul with a truly unforgettable smile.
Shanna Williford
March 10, 2016
While not the closest of friends after high school, I have many beloved memories of The Chad just as so many others do. Whether it was playing ball at Meridian Park, running in the streets of Pine Tip Hills, enjoying the beautiful sandy beaches of St. Teresa, or even talking at the front steps of Leon High after class, Chad and I developed a relationship that will last forever. Though he will be dearly missed by all who knew him, we can still cherish the great times and memories that we have had the privilege of sharing with him. We will miss you buddy, rest in peace.
Brian Shoemaker
March 10, 2016
So sorry to hear about Chad. We were your next door neighbors when the kids were little and have fond memories of all 3 kids. Our prayers are with all of you.
The Marshall Family
March 9, 2016
I am so sad to hear about your loss. Our prayers are with your family. Chad will surely be missed by so many.
Jordan White
March 9, 2016
We remember Chad from many, many baseball games over the years. He always had a smile and so friendly. Our hearts ache for your sorrow and we pray you'll find comfort that right now feels so elusive.
Kay & Mark Caster
March 9, 2016
Dear Peggy, my deepest condolences to you, Porter, his brothers, sisters and family. The video of Chad's life is just beautiful. Praying for your peace and healing. Anne Knox
March 9, 2016
Holding your family in our thoughts and prayers... We are so sorry for your loss.
Patty Wilson
March 9, 2016
Prayers go out to the family. I can't imagine the sorrow of his passing. I know he was deeply loved.
Jeannie Becker-Powell
March 9, 2016
I didn't know Chad or your family, but am very sorry to hear about this. To read that he belonged to our Gracious and Loving Savior, who redeemed Chad before he was even born, is a beautiful thing and a hope (1 Thessalonians 4:13-14) that we, not only cling to, but find rescue in.

I'm very sorry and will be praying for your family.
Paul K.
March 9, 2016
May peace find you.
Katie Bankston
March 9, 2016
Offering my deepest sympathy for your great loss. May Almighty God provide peace and strength as you endure this very difficult time. - Jeremiah 29:11
Hannah Bonner
March 9, 2016
I went to Leon High with Chad. We had many classes together over the years there. He was always a sweet guy, very happy, and outgoing. One thing I will never forget about him is his amazing smile. You were always greeted by a warm smile from him. It had a way of making you happy. Rest in Paradise Chad. You are with the angels now.
Ashley Boyd
March 9, 2016
Porter, Peggy, and family,
So heartbroken for all of you on the loss of your precious son. God's peace be with you.
Lois Manny Hunkele
March 9, 2016
I have fond memories of Chad in middle school, high school, and the neighborhood. What an enormous loss.

My warmest thoughts go to the family at this time.
Caitlin Meehan-Draper
March 9, 2016
I have such great memories of Chad from middle and high school. I remember sitting next to each other on the school bus in 7th grade and eating pancakes at his house in high school. One day we sat in his front yard and just talked for an hour during senior year. I'll never forget how innocent and friendly he was, and I'll always remember him jogging through Pine Tip Hills. Rest easy, Chad. Sending much love to you and your family.
Meghan Meehan-Draper
March 9, 2016
We were all lucky to have known Chad for as long as we did. He always had such an uplifting presence and he will be deeply missed by so many. Rest in peace Chad. My heart goes out to his family with the deepest condolences.
Allie Pass
March 9, 2016
Sending prayers and love.
Marci Tatum
March 9, 2016
Thank you For being a Great Friend to me when I was started my High school journey at Leon.... to the Family Keep yall head up Chad is in God Hands
Stephen Scott
March 9, 2016
May the peace only God can provide encompass you and your family during this great time of loss.
Sonia Jewell
March 9, 2016
My love and prayers are going out to all of you.
Hester Pennington
March 9, 2016
I never had the privilege of meeting Chad; however, his story, as written in his obituary, reflects that he totally gave his life to Christ, and that he lived in a Christian manner. It is refreshing to see a story of one's life where Christ was the forefront. Of all the accomplishments in life, being a Christian and having Christ as #1 is the most important. Chad achieved that! He lived his life on earth in Christ so that he could spend eternity with Christ in Heaven.

I am so sorry for your family's loss. Lean on Our Heavenly Father, your family, your friends, and all of those beautiful and blessed memories that you shared with Chad. All of these will help your through this difficult time.

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Chad made the world a better place. One of my favorite quotes is by Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ "To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - that is to have succeeded."

God Bless You!
Cathy Naracon
March 9, 2016
I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. May the Lord wrap His loving arms around you to comfort you.
Linda Friedlander
March 8, 2016
It was a great pleasure knowing Chadwick......I know you will me missed by many......blessings for family.
Sigrid O'Healaigh
March 8, 2016
The short time I have known you Chadwick, you were a great joy. ...your bright smile and your friendly demeanor will not be forgotten.........blessings to all family.
Sigrid O'Healaigh
March 8, 2016
Great Friend wonderful family! Chad, you will be missed buddy!Love Everette
Everette Atkinson
March 8, 2016
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of your families.
Debbie Kirkland
March 7, 2016
Prayers for your family at this time.
March 7, 2016
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Penny Carter-Baeza
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