Sammy "Noonie" Chandler, Jr

October 2, 2017

Dryden, VA, Sammy “Noonie” Chandler, Jr., 63, passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 at Bristol Memorial Hospital, Bristol, TN after a courageous battle with cancer.
“Noonie” was a lifetime member of the U.M.W.A. and a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He was of the Christian faith.
His father, Sam A. Chandler and his brother-in-law, Jim Rutherford, preceded Sammy in death.
“Noonie” is survived by his wife Karen Chandler; his daughter, Jessie Ray Chandler & husband, Kristopher Howell; his mother, Ruby Chandler; his sisters, Regina Rutherford and Sheila Barnett & husband, Eddie, and his father and mother-in-law Scotty and Margaret Phillips. His grandchildren, Marcus Chandler, Marley Chandler, Macie Chandler, and Tivis Chandler along with nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends also survive him.
The family will receive friends, Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 5:00-7:00pm at Gilliam Funeral Home, 618 Wood Ave. W, Big Stone Gap, VA. Funeral services will follow at 7:00pm with Pastor James Holcomb officiating. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, October 6, 2017 at Barker Cemetery in the Crackers Neck community. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for the service.
Gilliam Funeral Home is honored to serve the Chandler family.
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618 Wood Ave. West
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219

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