After several years of caring for other communities, I was blessed with the opportunity to serve those folks in the wonderful community in which I was raised. Hard to believe we have been serving our neighbors since opening in 2004. I would like to personally thank many of you that have offered support over the many years and entrusted me to care for your loved ones!
Owner / Funeral Director & Embalmer
Bryan is a lifelong resident of Caldwell. He is a 1996 graduate of Caldwell High School; a 1998 graduate of Washington State Community College in Marietta; a 1999 graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science; a 2000 graduate of Point Park College in Pittsburgh. Bryan is a licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer, and Life Insurance agent (to assist families with Pre-Planned Funerals). He lives in Caldwell with his wife Kimberly Chandler and children Preston Jay, Ella Jean & Pyper Chandler. He attends the Caldwell United Methodist Church, is a member of Sharon Lodge # 136 of F. & A.M., Hospice of Guernsey Inc. Board, former Secretary of the Ohio Board of Embalmers & Funeral Directors, and served on the Noble County Board of Developmental Disabilities for over 12 years. Bryan also teaches several Distance Education Courses for the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time at home with his family. It has long been Bryan's goal to offer the community dignified, meaningful and affordable options to remember their loved ones.
Preston enjoys riding his dirt bike or ATV, occasionally picking on his sister and playing video games. Preston loves helping at the funeral home by sweeping, doing computer work, washing the cars and sometimes answering the phone. He also assists his Pap Bill Chandler installing monument foundations.
Ella is a true girl at heart. She enjoys taking tumbling classes and showing off her skills. Ella loves drawing, singing, dancing, and playing volleyball. She can occasionally be found in the children’s room of the funeral home testing out the latest toys and games.
Sharon is a lifelong resident of Noble County, daughter of the late Sam and Ivy Forshey. She is a graduate of Shenandoah High School,and was married for 32 years to the late Tom Craft. She has two daughters Angela (Slade) Hankinson and Theresa (Jason) Farley along with 4 grandchildren, Cole, Stuart, Halie and Hanna. Sharon is a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church in Caldwell. Sharon is a cancer survivor and is active in the Noble County Relay For Life serving as Luminary Chair, and previously served as Co-Chair of the event. She is very familiar with monument design and sales, after formerly being employed with Cambridge Monuments several years back. Sharon is also very fluent in insurance claims, processing, etc.
Larry Morris has become a valuable part of the Chandler Funeral Home family over the last several years. He was born on Whiskey Run Road and raised around the Batesville area. His parents were Ernest and Nellie Layman Morris. Larry is a graduate of Shenandoah High School and spent over 40 years working for the U.S. Postal Service. Locations he has served include Jerusalem, Barnesville, Stone Creek, Beallsville, Kimbolton and he retired from Old Washington Post Office as the postmaster. He is married to Henrietta Doudna Morris and they attend New Life Church in Caldwell. Larry’s services with our family are endless. He loves helping and serving the public, and would do anything for anyone. He can be found most mornings having coffee at the Funeral Home with Richard “Dick” Davis and whomever else is around.
Funeral Assistant - Future Licensee
Hallie is a lifelong resident of Caldwell. She is a 2019 graduate of Caldwell High School and Washington State Community College; a 2020 graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Hallie is working towards becoming a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. Hallie lives in Caldwell with her husband Evan Blackstone. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outside and with her family.