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Daily Press
April 9, 1991

EDWIN F. CHANDLER, OWNED CLOTHING STORE

Edwin F. Chandler, 82, former owner of Wyatt Bros. Clothing Store in Hampton, died Sunday, April 7, in Sentara Hampton General Hospital.

Mr. Chandler sold the business in 1983 to retired Hampton television executive Harrol Brauer Jr. It changed hands again in the spring of 1990, this time reflecting the name of its new owner, Benton-Knight Ltd.

Mr. Chandler retired in 1961 as a commander from the Naval Reserve, serving in the Pacific theater during World War II.

A native of Newport News and lifelong Peninsula resident, he graduated with the Virginia Polytechnic Institute class of 1933.

He was a member of Hampton Baptist Church and its R.V. Richardson Sunday School class. Mr. Chandler was a past president of Hampton Lions Club and Hampton Retail Merchants Association and was a member of Monitor Lodge 197 A.F.&A.M.

Survivors include his wife, Hendrina Chandler; a daughter, Alice C. Thomas of Williamsburg; a stepson, William G. Hughes of Lexington; a brother, Robert Chandler of Hampton; seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Lawrence B. Wood Funeral Home.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Hampton Baptist Church by Dr. Chester L. Brown. Burial with full military honors and Masonic rites will be in Parklawn Memorial Park.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Hampton Rescue Squad, 306 W. Pembroke Ave., Hampton 23669.

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Daily Press
April 10, 1991

EDWIN F. CHANDLER

HAMPTON – Edwin F. Chandler, 82, a former owner of Wyatt Bros. Clothing Store in Hampton, died Sunday, April 7, in Sentara Hampton General Hospital.

A native of Newport News and lifelong Peninsula resident, Mr. Chandler graduated with the Virginia Polytechnic Institute class of 1933.

Mr. Chandler served with the Navy in the Pacific theater during World War II. He retired in 1961 as a commander from the Naval Reserve.

Mr. Chandler retired from the Hampton clothing store in 1975 and sold his interest in the business. He was a member of Hampton Baptist Church and its R.V. Richardson Sunday School class. Mr. Chandler was a past president of Hampton Lions Club and Hampton Retail Merchants Association and was a member of Monitor Lodge 197 A.F. & A.M.

Survivors include his wife, Hendrina Chandler; a daughter, Alice C. Thomas of Williamsburg; a stepson, William G. Hughes of Lexington; a brother, Robert Chandler of Hampton; seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in Hampton Baptist Church by Dr. Chester L. Brown. Burial with full military honors and Masonic rites will be in Parklawn Memorial Park.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Hampton Rescue Squad, 306 W. Pembroke Ave., Hampton 23669.

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