Larry W. Chandler
Just after dawn on February 7, 2018 the angels came with their wings of light and carried one of the smartest and kindest ones home. Beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Larry Chandler, joined relatives and friends in heaven to watch over those of us who are left to rejoice in their memories.
Larry was born in San Diego, CA. on September 15, 1943. He attended and graduated from Harding Elementary, La Cumbre Jr. High School and Santa Barbara High School finishing his primary education at Santa Barbara City College where he pursued a degree in engineering. On December 15, 1963 Larry married his high school sweetheart, Sharon Fillippini. Larry is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sharon Chandler, two sons, David Chandler of Cave Creek, AZ and Dan Chandler of Santa Ynez, CA. In addition, Larry has five grand children, Jackie, Chris, Nicholas, Joshua and Taylor.
Larry spent his entire working years employed by the County of Santa Barbara, Public Works Department where he supervised the building of roads and bridges along with many other duties keeping our County roads safe. Larry retired from the County after 39 1/2 years as a civil servant.
When Larry retired he and Sharon settled into their small home in Santa Barbara where Sharon had grown up and they had raised their children. He loved cars, trains, music and reading, and most recently enjoyed playing cards with friends.
To honor this wonderful man the family is planning a Celebration of Life at the Welch-Ryce-Haider Mortuary in downtown Santa Barbara on March 31, 2018 at 11:00 am with a reception to follow at their residence. All are welcome to join us!
We will always love, remember and honor this good man.