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Truman Chandler

October 10, 2011 by Anonymous

Tuesday, September 4, 1917
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 10:00am
South Main Church of Christ. Burial will follow at East Greenwood Cemetery in Weatherford.
Other Arrangements: 
Family and friends are invited to join his family in a celebration of his life, during visitation at White's Funeral Home in Weatherford from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on October 10, 2011.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

Truman Chandler

Truman was born September 4, 1917 in Poolville to Scobe and Ellie Chandler, and was a graduate of Peaster High School. He was a veteran of World War II having served as a ground crewman in the Army Air Force and received an Honorable Discharge in 1946. Truman worked for Williamson-Dickey after the war before joining his dad as co-owner of a grocery store on the Ft. Worth Hwy. from 1050 to 1957. He built and operated his own miniature golf course at night during the summers for many years while working as a salesman for Darby Wholesale. In his latter years he became an employee of Wes-Tex Vending Co. from which he retired in 1982. He was a longtime member of the South Main Church of Christ and was very active for many years in the Weatherford area playing in music groups at the Chamber of Commerce, Peach Festival, and Senior Citizen homes. He played for benefits, anniversaries, Parker County's 100th birthday party and the opening of the K.O.R.C. radio station in the Parker Hotel.

Truman was preceded in death by his first wife of 55 years, Alma Williams Chandler, his second wife of 12 years, Mildred Cotton Chandler, his parents, Scobe and Ellie Chandler, his brother Earnest Chandler, and his sister Dortha Swafford.

Many have been left behind to cherish his memory. There are two sons, Terry Chandler and his wife Marsha of Paradise, Texas and Don Chandler and his wife Cynthia of Papillion, Nebraska. He also leaves behind 2 stepsons, Bill Cotton and wife Nancy of Willow Park; and Mike Cotton and wife Angela of Burleson. Surviving grandchildren left to cherish is memory are Jeff Chandler, Lindsay Chandler, Chris Chandler and wife Gloria, Crystal Dougherty and husband Curtis, Mike Cotton and wife Elisha, Jennifer Edwards and husband Mike, Jeff Cotton and wife Carrie, Susan Cunningham and husband Rex, Paul Cotton and wife Holy, Kelly Orsak and husband Tim, Kevin Cotton, Melissa Thompson and husband Michael, Nathan Biegenzah and wife Suzanne, Victoria Walston and husband Jeremy, 17 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, his special dog, Weiner and a host of friends. Great Grandchildren Tristen, Brenna and Eli have all said how much they will miss sitting in his lap and getting his great big hugs. He was loved by so many and he will be dearly missed.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, February 26

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Jerry Durant Classic at Aledo, Time TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson Tournament, Time TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Grand Prairie Tournamnet, Time TBA.

Friday, February 27

  • Aledo Varsity at Burleson High Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black at Regional Preview at Rawls Golf Course, Lubbock.

  • Aledo JV vs. Everman at Bearcat Stadium, Bearcats 5:30 pm and Ladycats 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Varsity at Everman, Ladycats 5:30 pm and Bearcats 7:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, March 3

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Waxahachie JV Tournament at Waxahachie Country Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats at Crowley, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Crowley at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Joshua at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Wednesday, March 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity Orange at Glen Rose Invitational at Squaw Valley Golf Course Links Course.

Thursday, March 5

  • Aledo Ladycats JV at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at A&M Consolidated Tournament, College Station, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Southwest and Arlington Heights Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Weatherford Tournament, Times TBA.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Boswell
    Aledo Middle School at Stephenville

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