Jerry Lamar Chandler, 86, of LaFayette passed away Thursday, July 19, 2018. He was born on March 19, 1932 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Houston Lamar Chandler of Trion, Ga. Mr. Chandler was raised in LaFayette where he resided with his loving wife of 62 years, Lucille Thomas Chandler.
He was a 1952 graduate of LaFayette High School, after which he served two years in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was employed as a Project Engineer for the Georgia Department of Transportation for 30 years. He was a member of Second Baptist Church, LaFayette. He was also a member of the Western Masonic Lodge #91.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by two sons, Thomas Lamar Chandler and Jeffrey David Chandler; sister, Gwendolyn Williams; and brother, Robert Chandler.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille Chandler of LaFayette; son, Mark (Rhonda) Chandler of Rock Spring; grandson, Clayton (Emily) Chandler of Rock Spring, Tyler Chandler of LaFayette, Zach Chandler of LaFayette, and Brook Chandler Hall of Atlanta; one great grandchild, Leo Hall; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. in the LaFayette City Cemetery with Pastor Derrell O’Neal officiating.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 – 4 p.m. at the funeral home.
Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.