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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: [email protected]
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: [email protected]
Phone: (870) 642-6461

Lawrence Allen Wishard is the son of Stephanie Chandler-Wishard and grandson of Lawrence & Marian Chandler. He is a 2009 graduate of the De Queen High School and has been a Licensed Funeral Director since 2011. 

Tanner Bryan

Tanner Bryan

Funeral Director

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (870) 642-6461

Tanner D. Bryan is a 2016 graduate of the Nashville High School. He attends school at the University of Arkansas, Hope, pursuing a Mortuary Science degree. He is a Licensed Arkansas Funeral Director and works as an Apprentice Embalmer. Along with his work at the funeral home, Tanner serves Sevier County as a Deputy Coroner. Tanner has been with Chandler Funeral Home since May 2017.

Tracy Stancil

Tracy Stancil

Cemetery Personnel

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 has been a lifelong resident of the Sevier County area and has two children, Raylee and Landon Stancil.

Gary McMillian

Gary McMillian

Cemetery Personnel

Phone: (870) 642-6461

Gary McMillian handles the cemetery setup equipment. He has worked with Chandler Funeral Home since 2018.