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Staff members of Chandler Funeral Home are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.

Our Team

Lawrence Chandler

Lawrence Chandler

Founder

Lawrence Chandler started his career as a funeral director in 1965, and in April 1999, he and his wife, Marian opened the doors of Chandler Funeral Home, where he built a reputation for caring for families in their greatest time of need.

In January 2017, Lawrence passed away, leaving this tradition of service and dedication to his family for them to continue on for years to come.  Lawrence loved his family, his community, and most of all, his Lord.

Marian Chandler

Marian Chandler

Owner & Co-Founder

Email: chandlerfuneralhome@windstream.net
Phone: 870-642-6461

Marian Chandler has been in funeral service since 1972. She is an Arkansas Licensed Funeral Director.

Lawrence Wishard

Lawrence Wishard

Manager

Email: lawrencew@chandlerfuneral.com
Phone: 870-642-6461

Lawrence Allen Wishard is the son of Stephanie Chandler-Wishard and the grandson of Lawrence & Marian Chandler.  He has been very involved and committed to serving families in their greatest time of need since graduating from De Queen High School in the Spring of 2009.  

Lawrence Allen is not only a Licensed Funeral Director and the Manager of Chandler Funeral Home, he is also very involved in our local community.  He is a member of the Lions Club, serves as a City of De Queen Councilman, as well as, a board member of the De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce.  Lawrence Allen has a dedication to serving others in their time of need.

Stephanie Wishard

Stephanie Wishard

Funeral Director

Email: stephaniew@chandlerfuneral.com
Phone: 870-642-6461

Stephanie is a Licensed Funeral Director at Chandler Funeral Home and is the daughter of Lawrence & Marian Chandler. Stephanie has been associated with the funeral profession since she was a little girl.

Tanner Bryan

Apprentice Funeral Director & Embalmer

Email: tannerb@chandlerfuneral.com
Phone: (870) 642-6461

Tanner D. Bryan is a 2016 graduate of the Nashville High School. He is pursuing a business degree with Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia, and is completing his Mortuary Science degree with the University of Arkansas, Hope. He serves as a Deputy Coroner for Sevier County and has a strong dedication to the families of our community. 

Jennifer Rogers

Administrative Assistant

Email: info@chandlerfuneral.com
Phone: (870) 642-6461

Jennifer Lee Rogers is the daughter Joseph and Carey Rogers of De Queen. She is a 2018 graduate of the De Queen High School and currently attends classes at the Cossatot Community College University of Arkansas campus. She is pursuing a degree in Education, specializing in Family and Consumer Sciences. She is currently serving her Funeral Director Apprenticeship at Chandler Funeral Home.

Tracy Stancil

Tracy Stancil

Cemetery Setup

Phone: 870-642-6461

Tracy Stancil manages the cemetery equipment along with opening and closing of graves. Tracy has worked with Chandler Funeral Home since 2006. Tracy and his wife, Kristy, have two children, Raylee and Landon Stancil.