Obituaries

Harold Loyd Weeks

June 11, 1927 - August 15, 2017

Memorial services for Harold Loyd Weeks, 90, of Chandler, are scheduled for Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Chandler Memorial Funeral Home.

Mr. Weeks passed away August 15, 2017 in Chandler. He was born June 11, 1927 in Welch to Thomas and Naomi Weeks. He served in the United States Navy from November 30, 1945 to September 13, 1947. He retired from Kelly Springfield after 27 years. He also worked for Texaco for 11 years and worked part time at ABC Auto Parts.

Survivors include wife of 67 years, LaJoyce Weeks; sons, Alan Weeks and wife Tresia, John Weeks; daughter, Laurie Maddox and husband Tom; grandchildren, Shelley Weeks, Bethany Walker, Daniel Weeks, Carter Maddox, Clay Maddox and Kaitlyn Guerra; great grandchildren, Tyler Baker, Easton Kunkler, Lacey Walker and Reagan Walker; brother, Vernon Weeks; sister, Bobbie White; and numerous friends and former players.


Chuck W. Benton

July 29, 1939 - August 13, 2017

Memorial services for Chuck W. Benton, 78, of LaRue are scheduled for Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Chandler Memorial Funeral Home.

Mr. Benton passed away August 13, 2017 in LaRue. He was born July 29, 1939 in Corpus Christi to Thomas Benton and Willa (Beard) Benton. He married Joyce Tidwell on April 22, 1961 in Port Isabelle. He was a mechanic for Corpus Christi Army Depot. He was a member of OSO Masonic Lodge 1282, Al Amin Shrine Temple Clown Unit and East Texas Court of Magic. He served in the Army from August 21, 1959 to August 20, 1965 as a E3.

He is preceded in death by daughter, Belinda Benton; brother, Mike Benton; and sister, Margaret Ann Benton. 

He is survived by wife, Joyce (Tidwell) Benton of LaRue; son, C.W. Benton and wife Libby of LaRue; sister, Nancy Loter of Dinero; brother, Jimmy Benton of Lagardo; grandchildren, Pauline Hattenbach, Janelle Benton, William Benton, Cory Benton and Gracie Benton.


Billy Arron Smith

September 23, 1946 - August 7, 2017

Services for Billy Arron Smith, 70, of Chandler, are scheduled for Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 11:00 AM at New Beginning Baptist Church at 105 VZCR 4807, with Rev. Shelby Davidson officiating. Burial will be in Edom Cemetery under direction of Chandler Memorial Funeral Home. 

Mr. Smith passed away August 7, 2017 in Tyler. He was born September 23, 1946 in Edom. He retired from Dealers Electrical Supply in Tyler after 42 years. He loved to travel. 

He is preceded in death by father, Charles Edmund Smith; and a brother, Grainger Smith. 

Survivors include wife, Janice Smith of Chandler; son, Blake Smith and wife Amber of Chandler; mother, Augustine Smith; brother, Bobby Smith and wife Phyllis of Brownsboro; and grandchildren, Mason and Emma Smith of Chandler.

Pallbearers will be Cliff Smith, Ryan Smith, Phillip Smith, Marc Caskey, Phil Ayers, Nickey Crow, Ronald Lowry and Terry Thedford.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bubba Crow, Burt Smith, Gary McAnally, Keith Clements, Nip Caldwell, Justin Beaird, Chris Malone, WKC-Edom Breakfast Club.

Visitation will be Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 6-8 PM at the funeral home.


Dr. Roy D. Wilson

June 6, 1931 - July 31, 2017

Dr. Roy D. Wilson of Ben Wheeler, Texas passed away July 31st, 2017 in Tyler, Texas.

Dr. Wilson was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma on June 6th, 1931, the only son of Roy Wilson and Adah Neuville Wilson.  He was a graduate from El Dorado High School (1949), Stephen F. Austin State College (1951), and Baylor College of Medicine (1955).  He completed his residency anesthesia at USFA Hospital, Lackland Air Force Base. He held Specialty Certification with the American Board of Anesthesiology Diplomate and the American College of Anesthesiologist Fellow.  During his 60 year career, he was appointed Professor in the University of Texas Medical School system in Galveston, Houston, and San Antonio, Shriners Hospital for Children, Baylor College of Medicine, and University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Dr. Wilson was inducted into the USAF (1958) and attained the rank of Captain, Regular Air Force Medical Corps. He received a Commendation Medal for development of an extracorporeal circulation unit to provide open heart surgery for the first time in the USAF- MC. After honorable discharge in 1964, he devoted the majority of his career to Academic Anesthesia.  He authored over 156 total articles across various scientific journals, and became a frequent lecturer and presenter.

Roy is survived by his wife and the love of his life, Dr. Alice Reagan Wilson, daughter Kathi Wilson Hanlon (Craig), sons Dennis Wilson (Rebecca) Richard Wilson (Lynn), stepdaughters Charla Murray (Andy), Abby Lovell (Jason). He was also the proud grandad of 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Adah Neuville Wilson.

A Celebration of Life for Dr. Roy D. Wilson, MD of Ben Wheeler, Texas will be held at First United Methodist Church Chandler, Texas on August 3rd, 2017 at 11:00AM with a private family burial at Chandler Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Chandler Memorial Funeral Home. Officiants will be Rev. Dennis Wilson and Rev. Bryan Harkness. Visitation will precede the service from 9:00 to 10:45. Pall Bearers will be Eric Hanlon, Jason Lovell, Andy Murray, Ben Wilson, Grant Wilson, and Taylor Wilson,

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 507 Broad St. Chandler, Texas 75758, or St. Peter’s by the Lake Episcopal Church, 1954 Spillway Rd, Brandon, MS 39047.


Alice Marie (Burnside) Cline

October 14, 1925 - July 29, 2017

Graveside services for Alice Marie (Burnside) Cline are scheduled for Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Center Cemetery in Smith County. Burial will be under the direction of Chandler Memorial Funeral Home.

Alice Marie (Burnside) Cline was born October 14, 1925, in Oakwood, Oklahoma to Frank and Margaret Burnside. She graduated from Oakwood High School and then went to work for Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas. 

Her contact was made with J. D. Cline, whom she married on August 26, 1944. Within the next ten years, six children were born: Vance, Jerry, Darrel, Bonnie, Kelly, and Margaret. 

Her husband preceded her in death in 2008. Her son, Jerry, and grandson Kevin, also. 


Edgar Tyson King, Jr.

October 6, 1949 - July 25, 2017

Services for Edgar Tyson King, Jr., 67, of Tyler, are scheduled for Friday, July 28, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Chandler Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Kathy Sims Collier officiating. Burial will be in the Chandler Cemetery under direction of Chandler Memorial Funeral Home.

Mr. King passed away July 25, 2017 in Tyler. He was born October 6, 1949 in Corsicana to Edgar Tyson King, Sr. and Ima Lee (Brannon) King. 

He is preceded in death by his father, Edgar Tyson King, Sr.

Survivors include wife, Brenda Faye King of Tyler; sons, Lance King and wife Heidi of Tyler, Chad King and wife Courtney of Athens; mother, Ima Lee King of Corsicana; mother-in-law, Leona Giles of Corsicana; sister, Barbara Renfro and husband Lum of Dawon; and grandchildren, Chance, Jacob, Britney and Cooper.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bud Renfro, Bo Renfro, Steve Gaines, James Gaines, Chance King and J.C. Penny.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 6-8 PM at the funeral home.


Boyce Templeton

October 23, 1924 - July 19, 2017

Graveside services for Boyce Templeton, 92, of Chandler are scheduled for Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Springdale Cemetery in Queen City with Rev. Randy Reeves officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Chandler Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday, July 21, 2017 from 6-8 PM at the funeral home.

Mr. Templeton passed away July 19, 2017 in Chandler surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 23, 1924 in Bloomburg. He worked in the oil field industry from 1948-1996 and then became a driver for Enterprise from 1996-2012. He was a member of Rose Heights Church in Tyler. 

Survivors include wife, Meleesee Templeton of Chandler; daughter, Deborah Hamilton and husband Jim of Garland; grandson, Chris Kelley and wife Melissa of El Paso; great grandchildren, Devin and Emma Kelley of El Paso; sister, Pansy Bowlin of Doddridge, Arkansas; stepchildren, Ron Reeves and wife Barbara of Chandler, Randy Reeves and wife Shirlene of New Harmony; nine step-grandchildren; 17 step-great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of East Texas.

Boyce loved his family, God, Whataburger, bologna sandwiches, and eating out…as long as someone else was paying for it!


Rev. James E. Daniel

October 23, 1927 - July 14, 2017

Services for Rev. James E. Daniel, 89, of Tyler, are scheduled for Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 11:00 AM at West Lake Baptist Church with Rev. Lee Evans officiating. Burial will be in Chandler Memorial Cemetery under direction of Chandler Memorial Funeral Home.

Rev. Daniel passed away July 14, 2017 in Tyler. He was born October 23, 1927 in Eufaula, Oklahoma. He was a member of Mike H. Thomas Masonic Lodge number 1314 and Celina Lodge 919 for 50 plus years and was a Past Master. He was also a member of the Lindale Masonic Lodge number 848 and the Chandler Masonic Lodge number 993. He was a carpenter and a Southern Baptist Pastor. He loved fishing and building bird houses.

He is preceded in death by parents, Zeron and Dora Mae Daniel; wife, Margie Yvonne Daniel; and a grandson, Jason Edward Daniel.

Survivors include sons, Michael Clark Daniel and wife Francis of Austin, Scott Star Daniel; daughters, Mandala Rose Rivera, Ernestine Cooper and husband James of Winona; granddaughters, Melody Martin of Bossier City, LA, Elaina Miles and husband Billy of Houston, Isabella “Bella” Rivera, Aiden Cornwall; great grandchildren, Meagan Caraway, Marisa Harnden, Alicia Willis and husband Dylan, Marcel Harnden, Mitchel Harnden, Preston Miles; great great grandson, Landon Triner; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

Visitation will be Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 9-11 AM at the church