Van Buren Chandler, 63, of Vidor passed away Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont.

Van was born Jan. 3, 1951 in New Orleans, to Joyce (Jones) and Louis Dean Chandler. He lived in the Vidor area for 53 years and worked many years in construction as a painter. Van enjoyed going fishing, golfing and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Deborah Adkins, Jo Ann Balla and brothers, Bobby Chandler and Freddy Chandler.

He is survived by his wife, Gracie Chandler of Vidor; daughters, Amy Parry and husband, William of Vidor; Jennifer Ply and husband, Franklin of Bridge City, Magan Stanford and husband, Grant of Vidor and son, Beau Chandler and wife, Felicia. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, one great grandchild and one on the way.

 A visitation will be held Monday, Dec. 1, from 10:00 am until noon at Dorman Funeral Home.

A graveside service will be held Monday, Dec. 1, at 1:00 pm at Del Rose Cemetery in Vidor, with the Rev. Monty Jarrett officiating.

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