Jerry W. Chandler
Jerry W. Chandler, 82, of Salem, went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 23, 2021. Born in Giles County, Virginia on April 4, 1939, to the late Edgar and Bertha Wilson Chandler, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 43 years, Betty Eubank Chandler; brothers, Albert Chandler, Bill Chandler, and Donald Chandler; sister, Trudy Barrett; brother-in-law, Mickey Robertson, as well as a son-in-law, Eddie Stinnette.
Jerry hailed from generations of carpenters and himself worked in construction as a builder. When he wasn’t fixing things, he could be found at bowling alleys throughout the Valley competing with his league bowling teams. He enjoyed a good round of golf and cheering for the Yankees in summer and Hokie football in the fall. Above all, he was a loving husband, father, and “Papa” to those he loved most.
Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Jeffrey W. Chandler (Sharon); daughter, Sherri Stinnette Holt (Ronnie); granddaughters, Courtney Peery (Mark), Candace Stickney (Josiah), and Becky Baker; great-grandson, Peyton Peery; sister, Judy Robertson; brother, Forrest Chandler (Anne Pendleton); sister-in-law, Betty Chandler; former sister-in-law, Rose Marie Smallwood, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and special friends.