Dr. Richard Chandler of Amarillo, Texas, passed away June 10, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 12th 1934 in Dryden, Texas to Sam Houston and Gladys Marie Chandler. He graduated from Amarillo High School and then attended Amarillo College, following which he served in the U.S. Army, Army Reserves and Marine Corp Reserves with honorable discharge. Dr. Chandler graduated from West Texas State University in 1960, and was then accepted into the Kansas City College of Osteopathy and Surgery. Since 1966, he has been a respected board certified Family Medicine physician in private practice in Amarillo.
Richard was an extraordinary athlete. He enjoyed many sports that brought out his competitive nature. He was a stellar basketball player, skier, scuba diver, and golfer. He loved to travel and fly airplanes.
Richard was fully committed to his work. He delivered hundreds of babies, performed countless surgeries and touched numerous lives with his care and compassion. Practicing medicine was his passion until the end of his life.
He married his wife of 63 years, Mary Ellen Chandler, after meeting her in the lab at St. Anthony’s hospital. A devoted husband and father, Richard is survived by his wife Mary Ellen Chandler, his children with their spouses: Pam Chandler (James Penniman), Richard Chandler (Pam Chandler), Christopher Chandler, and Samantha Chandler (Mat Roux), grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Services will be held at St. Andrews Episcopal Church on Friday, June 14th at 2p.m. Burial will follow in Llano Cemetery.
Arrangements are made by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.