Janis Carol (Baker) Chandler
Janis Carol (Baker) Chandler passed away on September 26, 2020 in Paris, Texas at the age of 81.
Janis was born in Gainsville, Texas to Roy and Esther Baker. She Married W.D Chandler June 1, 1955, were they were married for 56 years. During those 56 years they had 4 children Debbie Helton Chandler, Brinda Kay Peters, W.D (Dan) Chandler IV, and Paula Harris. She worked at Russell Newman Lingerie Factory for 15 years. When she left there her and W.D bought the Dairy Bar in Aubrey, they always stayed busy cooking those burgers! They left Aubrey and moved to Paris in 1983. After moving they purchased the Novice Store (W. D’s Grocery) and stayed there for 19 years still making those delicious burgers.
Janis was known for always lending an ear to anyone that needed to talk. She really enjoyed visiting with all her customers. They sold out in 2002 to retire and enjoy riding in the mountains and county roads. Janis was the foundation that her family was built on; she will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Her family knows that she is rejoicing with W.D in heaven.
Janis is survived by her children; Debbie Chandler Helton of Paris, Texas, Brinda Kay Peters and husband Billy Joe Peters of Paris, Texas, W.D Chandler IV (Dan) and wife Shawn Chandler of Bagwell, Texas, Paula Harris of Reno, Texas; grandchildren, Brian Kimbrough, Charles McCoy, Brandy Pierce, Bridget Shelby, Crystal Samuel, Kristy Isbell, Daniel Chandler, Wade Chandler, Chassidy Chandler, Brittany Murray, Jana Pool, Amanda Daniel, Dustin Daniel and 5 step-grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, W.D Chandler; granddaughter, Cassie Reed; parents, John and Esther Smith; father, Roy Baker; sister, Wanda Sarsfield.
Family hour will be Wednesday, September 30, 2020, from 6-8pm at Roden Pryor Funeral Home in Paris, Texas. Services will be Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 2pm at Roden Pryor Funeral Home in Paris, Texas with Wade White officiating. Following will be interment at Blanton Creek Cemetery in Bagwell, Texas with Daniel Chandler, Wade Chandler, Dustin Daniel, Charles McCoy, Cody Pool and Jay Merritt serving as pallbearers, and honorary Pallbearers Brian Kimbrough.
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