Robert Lee Chandler

Spencer, TN- Mr. Robert Lee Chandler, age 88, passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Robert was born on July 29, 1934, in Van Buren County, to the late George and Mary Miller Chandler. Known to many people as “Bundum”, Robert was a heavy equipment operator, worked for TDOT, and the Van Buren County Highway Department. He was also a truck driver and excelled at playing basketball at Van Buren County High School. He was of the Church of Christ faith. He was always in the company of his furry companion “Leroy”.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by, son; Bobby Chandler, sisters; Loray Strickland, Louise Bratcher, and Lillian Vann.

Robert is survived by his loving family, wife of 68 years; Emma Jean Northcutt Chandler of Spencer, son; Billy (Margie) Chandler of Spencer, grandchildren; Craig (Andrea) Chandler and Tiffany Mooneyham, great grandchildren; Bryson and Peyton Mooneyham of Spencer;  sister, Linda (Lavelle) Goff of Jacksonville, FL; brothers-in-law, Albert Strickland of Jacksonville, FL and Jimmy Vann of Spencer; sisters-in-law, Nancy Bryant of McMinnville, TN; Linda Northcutt of Manchester, TN and several nieces and nephews.  

    Special appreciation to Cailey Humphrey, RN and Amedysis Home Health Services. 


Funeral Services will be held Friday, September 16, 2022, at 2:00pm in the Layne Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Gene Brock and Bro. R.C. Christian officiating. Burial will follow in Spencer Town Cemetery. Visitation times are, Thursday, September 15th 4:00-9:00pm and Friday, September 16th 10:00am until time of service at 2:00pm.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center and Spencer Town Cemetery Upkeep Fund.

Send condolences to the family at

Layne Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Spencer in charge of arrangements. (931) 946- 4444


Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center

1207 17th Avenue South Suite 204,

Nashville, TN 37212


Donations to the cemetery may be made at the funeral home.