In Memory

Carl Chandler

Carl M. Chandler, 72, of Topeka, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, June 24, 2016. Carl was born February 15, 1944 at Topeka the son of Bern and Lucille Williams Chandler. He was raised in Topeka and was a member of the first graduating class at Topeka West. In high school, Carl held the record for the longest punt return in Topeka West Football history for many years. He worked for IBM for 30 years before retiring in 1997. He later was the warehouse manager for Leofric in Topeka for 13 years. Carl was a faithful member of Central Park Christian Church in Topeka.
Carl was married to Sharon Sides on February 4, 1967 in Kansas City, Kansas. They have been blessed to share over 49 years together.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Chandler of Topeka; daughters, Kim Blount of Topeka, Kelli Howerton and husband Tony of Topeka and Lori Buessing and husband Art of Topeka; grandchildren, Brandon, Kassie, Amber Danielle, Caleb, Lindsey, Kolden, Taylor, McKenzie and Chandler; great-grandchildren, Kristopher, Michael; and his niece, Robin Miller in Texas.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents, two son-in-laws, Ron Blount and Mike Harmon and his brother, Bern Chandler, Jr.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, June 29th at Central Park Christian Church, 1535 SW Clay St. The family will receive friends from 10-11 Wednesday morning prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Central Park Christian Church or to Heartland Hospice in care of Davidson Funeral home. Carl will forever be remembered by his loving family as a great, dad, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.

Published in the Topeka Capital Journal June 25, 2016

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06/27/16 06:27 PM #1    

Barry (Bill) Cohen

RIP Carl!  I remember walking home with you from Capper Jr High!

06/27/16 09:38 PM #2    

Phyllis Lautz (Biddle)

My thoughts and prayers are with Carl's entire family. Phyllis 

07/03/16 03:59 PM #3    

Roger Alexander

Carl (Pete)-

From our times at Capper thru Topeka West you were always a great friend. My prayers will always be with you may you rest in peace.

07/05/16 01:19 PM #4    

Bill Reed

Carl -(Pete)  RIP.  I remeber several things about you at Capper and TWHS:  -1. the meticulous care your family took of the lawn at your house on 19th,  2. you were quiet but always friendly and intense,  3. our frequent "wrestle-offs" at TWHS, you earned a Purple Heart in VN 4.  you were a key running back on our 9th grade City Champion football team.  May God show You and your Family mercy and strength.  Bill

06/05/17 05:21 AM #5    

Steve Gebhart

Thoughts & prayers to Sharon and family. Carl and I were best of friends.Steve Gebhart

06/05/17 10:08 AM #6    

Diann R. Edwards (Arbuthnot)

I remember Carl from being a classmate of his when he was at Topeka High.  So sad to see so many of my classmates and friends passing.  Remember you always, Carl.  Rest in peace my friend.

06/07/17 11:18 AM #7    

Kathlyn Hogue (Parker-Rodriguez)

My Thoughts and prayers go to the family and to those of us who miss him most.  He was quite and and a nice guy . I rmemeber him well.  It is sad to see so many of us leaving.

10/05/17 01:01 PM #8    

Gerald Revely

RIP Carl. We had a few classes together but mostly I remember us playing football together for Coach Reid at Tpoeka High. I enjoyed your friendship and was really sad when Topeka West was built. The world is a worse place without you in it. Even though I just saw this and it is very late, I want to give my condolences to your entire family.  -Your friend, Jerry Revely

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