Earl Richard Chandler
January 15, 1938 - January 22, 2022
The Life of Earl Chandler Celebrated
Earl Richard Chandler, of Casa Grande, Arizona passed on January 22, 2022. He was born in Illinois, on January 15, 1938, and grew up in Michigan. His parents, Robert and Betty, and two brothers, Bob and John, preceded him in death.
Earl spent three years proudly serving in the United Stated Marine Corp. Once a Marine always a Marine, and he flew his Marine Corp flag and wore the many USMC hats he counted as favorites among his ballcap collection. As he finished his tour with the Marines in California, he met the love of his life, Christine (Shuttleworth) Chandler. They made a wonderful life together- always together, married for 61 years, raising three sons, Jeff (Kendra) of Orange, CA; David (Debbie) of Tontitown, AR; and Jon (Heather) of Schwenksville, PA. Earl worked in horticulture at the Los Angeles Zoo, before moving the family to Northwest Arkansas where he spent the rest of his career with UPS. After retirement, Earl and Chris moved to Casa Grande, Arizona making many new friends in their community. Earl loved fly fishing, camping, reading military suspense novels, researching plants and birds, vacationing in Maine, and spending time with family and his many good friends- all accompanied by his Coors’ light.
Earl was the proud grandfather of 12: Brandon (Jamie), Jerry, Joel (Hana), Brian (Caroline), Jillian (Dustin), Elizabeth, Caitlin (Jacob), Fuller (Addison), Sydney, Colette, Miranda, and Cameron; and 9 Great-grandchildren. A memorial will be held at a later date. He’ll be forever in the hearts of many. Semper Fi!