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Henry Grady Chandler, Jr.

Henry Grady Chandler, Jr.
  • December 19, 1937 - August 18, 2018
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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“Jean, I was so sorry to hear of Henry's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, Godwin, Anna Chandler, and the rest of your family. ”
1 of 20 | Posted by: Beth Mevers - SC - Family Friend

Jimmy  Anita   Henry “To Jean and family, We were so saddened to hear of Henry's death. He certainly made his mark in life, touching so many, but his first love was...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: anita/Cain Thomason - Lancaster, SC

“Jean, Grady, Godwin ~I am saddened to hear about Henry's passing. I have wonderful memories of his storytelling at the Horton reunions over the years...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: John Horton - Laurel Park, NC

“I am so sorry to know that my favorite uncle has passed. He taught me so many valuable lessons throughout my life. He will truley be missed. I love...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Beth Wilkins - Swansea, SC

“Jean, I just heard about Henry and send my best wishes during this time of sadness. You'll are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
5 of 20 | Posted by: Robert Bray - Friend

“Jean, I was saddened to hear the news about sweet Henry. It was just a few months ago that I saw you two at Walmart. What a wonderful man you shared...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Barbara Ashe - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Jean, so very sorry to hear of you loss. Losing a spouse is heart breaking. Praying for you and the familyJulie Nettles Beitz ”
7 of 20 | Posted by: Julie Beitz - Columbia, SC

“Jean, Grady and ChandlerHenry is a Legend in East Cooper! Sorry I was unable to attend services. Henry was my friend and mentor. Very lucky he took...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Tim "Bubba" Fetner - SC - friend

“Jean and family,Henry will certainly be missed. This, of course, is a loss to your family but also to many others as well. I am grateful for the...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Sherry Shealy Martschink - SC

“Oren and I send our condolences. We remember Henry fondly and loved having you as neighbors when we were on Cottingham. Godwin was the best and...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Adelaide Herring - Mcclellanville, SC

“Dear Jean and the Chandler Family,I'm so sorry to read about your loss. God bless you and keep you in His care.Sincerely,Carl Ellsworth ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: Carl A. Ellsworth

“Our heartfelt condolences to all the family...may the happiest memories of time shared keep him forever close. Sending love and prayers to all.....Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Kathy Chakides Gaffos - SC

“Jean and family, sorry to seeHenry go, He was my good friend. Your loss is my loss. Prays for you. Dave and Virginia ”
13 of 20 | Posted by: David F Madere - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Except for one year when I attended another school, I was classmate with Henry for 12 years. I remember in home room, the first day of hunting...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Patricia N Huffstetler Huffstetler - SC

“Jean, my heart goes out to you and your family. I will keep you in my prayers, ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: Mary Lovvorn - Williamstown, MA

“So sorry for you lossHe was such an interesting man who loved to shrimp and fish He will be missed ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: Petey Smith - Lexington, SC

“Saddens me to hear this...RIP, Henry ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“I remember Henry well. He was one of the spokesmen for our class, confronting Miss Sheely and giving her a run for her "money." ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: Thom (Tommy) Cooper - FL - Friend

“Jean, Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Dan and Faye Goolsby - Columbia, SC

“He will truly be missed by a lot of folks. I remember I had gone to the Yorktown for a service for one of my friends and he came in and entertained...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Carol Campbell - Mt. Pleasant, SC


Henry Grady Chandler, Jr., 80, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, husband of Gloria Jean Godwin Chandler died Saturday, August 18, 2018. His Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, August 22, 2018 in the Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church, 302 Hibben Street, at 1:00 pm. The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 21, 2018 in the J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm.

Henry was born December 19, 1937 in Clinton, South Carolina, son of the late Henry Grady Chandler Sr. and Elizabeth Brunelle Horton Chandler. His interest in politics began at an early age, when he was recruited right out of high school to work as a page for Senator Strom Thurmond in Washington, DC. While serving in Washington, he attended American University, graduating from the University of South Carolina with a BS Business Administration. Henry served his state and country in the South Carolina National Guard during the Berlin Crisis.

Henry's involvement in politics grew quickly. He continued to work for Senator Thurmond when called on over many years. Employed by the Republican National Committee Henry directed many state and local campaigns including those for Senator Thurmond, Floyd Spence and President George Bush. He subsequently assumed responsibility for overall planning and coordination of several southern states before returning to South Carolina to settle in Mt Pleasant.

There he was employed by the Patriot's Point Naval and Maritime Museum, where he was Public Director and Deputy Director for 19 years prior to retirement. Henry was active in the community, serving on the boards of the Charleston Visitors Bureau and the Charleston Hotel and Motel Association. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved fishing on North Inlet. He was a member of Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years; his son, Henry Grady Chandler III and his wife Jennifer of Mt. Pleasant, SC; his daughter, Anna Godwin Chandler, also of Mt. Pleasant, SC; his brother, James Robert Chandler and his wife Peni of Winnsboro, SC; and his beloved granddaughter, Anna Chandler Rodgers, along with many special nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association SC Chapter, 2090 Executive Hall Rd., Suite130, Charleston, SC 29407.