Bonnie Lee 'B.L.' Chandler
TERRE HAUTE - Bonnie Lee "B.L." Chandler, 84, of Terre Haute, passed away at 6:45 p.m. Friday, October 11, 2019. He was born on May 13, 1935, to Cecil Chandler and Nina (Dunn) Chandler in Big Sandy, Tennessee.
B.L. owned and operated B.L. Chandler Construction Company for many years until he retired. He loved to fish, golf, and bowl. He was a member of the Greater Terre Haute Bowlers Hall of Fame. He truly enjoyed his life and lived it to the fullest. He will be truly missed by his family and his many friends.
B.L. is survived by his wife Letty Sue (Akers) Chandler; three sons Bob Chandler (Bonnie) of Washington state, and Brent Chandler (Cheryl) and Blaine Chandler (Cynthia) of Terre Haute; one daughter Bonnie Chandler-James (Todd) of Terre Haute; one stepson Brad Strain of Terre Haute; three stepdaughters Kim Kizer, Tracy Pine of Terre Haute, and Jodi Wheeler (Shawn) of Brazil. He is also survived by two grandsons James Chandler (Yanina) of Avon and Brian Chandler (Corinna) of Dunsmuir, California; three granddaughters Lindsay Jones (Andy), Brittanie Fell (Ben) and Stacey Jeffers of Terre Haute; five step-grandsons; several great grandchildren; and a special step-niece Misty Chandler.
He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings Carl Chandler, James Chandler, Seldon Chandler, Mary Helen Fuller, and Ramona Phillips.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 15, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at DeBaun Springhill Chapel. Services will be on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., at the funeral home. Tom Norris will be officiating. Burial will follow the service at New Harmony Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to:
Published on October 13, 2019


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Vicki Leighty
Oct 27, 2019
Just learned of “Uncle Bonnie’s” passing. Sending prayers to the family. My step father was his brother, Carl. Many good memories of spending time with him and his family growing up.
Bill O'Rear
Oct 23, 2019
Much respect for a cagey old bowler who never quit in life.
Mark & Patti Mitchell
Oct 16, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss ! I just saw the obituary and it was too late to do anything. We are so very sorry. We will always remember him.
Barb Elliott Page
Oct 15, 2019
So sorry for your loss. I always remember Bonnie having a great sense of humor. I do believe that he did live his life to the fullest. How blessed! My prayers are with you all.
Barbara Meissel-bush
Oct 15, 2019
Bonnie and the Chandler family. My deepest sympathies on your families loss. I remember Mr. Chandler helping Bonnie Sue and I when we lived together on the south side. Super nice.
Tom & Jody Bowker
Oct 14, 2019
May the love of God comfort you during this time of sorrow! You’re in our thoughts and prayers.
Brian Phillips
Oct 13, 2019
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