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Richard Wayne ""Big Dad"" Chandler

October 2, 1951 - November 25, 2018

Muncie – Richard Wayne “Big Dad” Chandler, Sr., 67, went to be with the Lord Sunday morning, November 25, 2018, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Muncie on October 2, 1951 the son of Charles and Beverly (Smith) Chandler, attended Muncie Central High School where he wrestled and played footbal…READ MORE

Muncie – Richard Wayne “Big Dad” Chandler, Sr., 67, went to be with the Lord Sunday morning, November 25, 2018, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Muncie on October 2, 1951 the son of Charles and Beverly (Smith) Chandler, attended Muncie Central High School where he wrestled and played football. He married the love of his life Kathy J. Key on November 23, 1969.
Richard “Maytag” was employed at Broderick’s, Duffy Tool, and retired from Chevrolet. He also was a volunteer on the Cowan Fire Department for thirteen years where he enjoyed competing in water ball contest.
He enjoyed telling crazy stories, eating hot peppers and tricking others into eating them, riding his motorcycle, fishing, spending time with his grandchildren, helping raise them and the neighborhood children, and attending all of the school activities.
Surviving are her wife of forty-nine years, Kathy; his son, Richard Wayne Chandler, Jr. (wife, Karri), Tipton; his daughter, Kellie Williamson (husband, Randy), Muncie; eight grandchildren, Kelsey Huffman (husband, Nick), J.J., Gavin, and Lindsay Denney, Ethan and Evan Chandler, and Seth and Raelyn Williamson; two great-grandsons, Raiden and Ryder with one on the way; his brother, Jerry Chandler (wife, Sandra), Cowan; his sister, Joyce McDonnell, Mt. Summit; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Serenity Williamson; and a brother-in-law, Mark McDonnell.
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel with Pastor Bruce Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in Springport Cemetery.
Friends may call at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer Association, 50 E. 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at meeksmortuary.com.

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