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Joseph Luck Chandler Sr.

Mr. Joseph Luck Chandler Sr. of 1152 Hendricks Lane, Alton died Aug. 10, 2012 at Halifax Regional Hospital. He was born at Athens, Georgia on Jan. 20, 1933 and was 79 years of age. He was the son of the late Joel Ira Chandler Jr. and Nell Luck Chandler and was married to Nancy Jones Chandler.  Mr. Chandler was a graduate of Georgia Tech and served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of Olive Branch United Methodist Church where he was a church trustee.

Mr. Chandler was one of the founders of Carter Bank and Trust Company where he served on the Board of Directors. He served on the War Memorial Planning Commission, was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, was a past Vice Chairman of the Halifax Industrial Development Authority, was past President of the Halifax Country Club, was past President of the South Boston Shrine Club, was a 32nd degree Mason, was a past Commander and a past Adjutant of American Legion Post 8 and past President of the Turbeville Ruritan Club. Mr. Chandler participated in the planning and start-up of the Westinghouse Plant and was a retired executive of ABB Small Power Transformer Division. 

In addition to his wife, Mr. Chandler is also survived by his two children; his son Joseph L Chandler Jr. and wife Denise of Buckingham, and his daughter Leslie Chandler Haralson and husband Jason of Dallas, Tex.; five grandsons, Joseph “Trey” Chandler III, Sam Chandler, Riley Chandler, Chase Haralson, and Ian Haralson.  He is also survived by his sister, Shaeron Chandler Weaver and husband Joe of Durham, N. C.; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Lee Chandler.

The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home on Monday, August 13.  Graveside services will be held at Olive Branch United Methodist Church on Tuesday, August 14 at 11 a.m.  Services will be conducted by the Rev. Robert Woodfin.

Those wishing to give a memorial are asked to consider the Shriners Hospital for Children-Greenville, S.C., 950 West Faris Street, Greenville, S.C. 29605 or Olive Branch United Methodist Church, Alton, VA.

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