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Carol A. Chandler, 65

Carol A. Chandler, 65

Carol Ann Sparks Chandler, 65, of Belleview, Florida, died on August 27, 2018, at her home after a brief battle with cancer. Carol was born on January 13, 1953, in Portsmouth, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Sparks and Olive Lemaster Sparks, as well as an infant brother, Robert Craig Sparks. She is survived by her husband, Timothy Chandler of Belleview, Florida, and two children, Brandy (John) Wyatt of Columbus, Ohio, and Jeffrey (Danielle) Chandler of Belleview, Florida, and many beloved friends and family members. Carol was a 1971 graduate of Clay High School, and a graduate of the Ohio University. She taught elementary school for 45 years, the majority of which was spent in Kindergarten at Rosemount Primary School in Portsmouth, Ohio. Carol also taught Kindergarten from 2001-2018 at South Ocala Elementary School in Ocala Florida. She received numerous honors for her work in education. Carol was named a Marion County, Florida Golden Apple Teacher in 2009, a Diamond Oil 2012 Top Teacher, and in 2018 South Ocala honored her as a Master Teacher. She previously taught Children’s Church at Grace Baptist Church in Belleview, Florida, where she was a dedicated member of the congregation.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 31, 2018 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor Major Montgomery officiating. Burial will be at Universal Cemetery in Rubyville. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service on Friday. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to the Kids in Need Foundation, which provides school supplies to teachers and students across the United States. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.


  • Shelley Gilpin-Bradley August 29, 2018 10:51 am

    One of the sweetest teachers ever R.I.P. Ms. Chandler

  • Jerry Gulley September 1, 2018 2:25 am

    I’m sending my condolences to the families and friends…she was a vary impressive lady.

  • Linda McLeod September 1, 2018 7:02 am

    My heart is broken today learning of the passing of my friend and former co-worker Carol Chandler. She was a wonderful Teacher, Friend, Wife of her beloved Tim, Proud Mom of Brandy and Jeffery. I had the pleasure of being her Kindergarten Assistant at South Ocala Elementary School from 2001- thru 2008. she was an awesome teacher and the children that had her were very lucky. She treated all students the same and they loved her dearly. All I know is Heaven has a special Angel with them now. RIP my sweet friend. I love you and will miss you dearly.

  • Stacey September 9, 2018 1:27 am

    Just wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss of Carol…she was obviously a self sacrificing spiritual woman who will be very missed. I’m sure she would have appreciated the thought at Rev 21:3,4 in the King James Bible where we are promised a beautiful perfect life free from death and pain, just as God originally planned for all humankind in the Garden of Eden. God cannot lie, so I believe wholeheartedly in that promise and will look for Miss Carol and that great smile in that paradise on earth. Until then many thoughts and prayers for all who mourn her-hoping this video link will bring a small measure of peace and comfort.

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