Carlton Lavon Chandler
April 28, 1932 - September 15, 2020

Rev. Carlton Lavon Chandler, 88 of Harrisburg, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at St. Bernards Medical Center. He was born on April 28, 1932 in Bay, Arkansas to Johnny Herron and Johnnie Quay Frasier Chandler. He served his country in the United States Army for 21 years before going into the ministry for over 40 years. There they go. Bright young men with bright young faces marching off to war in far away places. Places so horrible they can’t be imagined. Two days after arriving in the combat zone, they come out. Their cadence ever changed. Eyes hallowed by the horror that’s unique to war that most will never know. When soldiers come home, their time in combat done, they find little rest. Those scenes are not diminished; never fading into shadows of the past. Their memories are as stark and real as the day they happened —even after the passage of seven decades. Today, he finds his rest. Today, the wars are finally over. Today, another soldier has gone home. Survivors include; his wife: Irene Chandler of Harrisburg Arkansas; daughter: Renata Smotts of Albuquerque, New Mexico; son: Kenny Chandler of Happy, Texas; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; two sisters: Eunice Gilleland of Manassa, Colorado and Shirley Jameson of Cabot, Arkansas; and a host of other family and friends. He was preceded in death by; his parents: Johnny Herron and Quay Chandler; brothers: Ralph Herron, James Daniel and Robert Linden; and oldest son Carl Mike Chandler. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Assembly of God, Trumann, Arkansas with Rev. Kenneth Doke officiating. Burial will follow at Birdeye Cemetery under the direction of Faith Funeral Service. The family will receive visitors at the church on Friday from 12:00 noon until service time. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to Wounded Warriors. In compliance with Covid 19 guidelines, mask or other facial coverings are requires, social distancing will be observed, and a Covid 19 acknowledgement form will be required to be signed.

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September 18, 2020
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September 18, 2020
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  1. Terry Alcorn, Jonesboro, AR says

    Mr Carl, you made such a great impression on me, and I'm sure that many other people would say the same. You will be missed. I'm so sorry for your losses, Irene. You and Carl will always have a place in my memories and my heart.

  2. Sheila Walters, Trumann says

    I’m so sorry for your loss, I did not realize Mike was also at rest. My prayers are with you.

  3. Denise and Joe Wilson , Canyon Texas says

    May your Fathers life be a testimony and his memory a blessing.

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