Hometown: Versailles, KY
Position: G Playing Height: 5-11 Playing Weight: 160
Date of Birth: October 17, 1933
Date of Death: April 27, 2004
Legal Name: Joseph Daniel Chandler
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Game by Game Statistics
Kentucky Career Notes:
Multi-Sport Player [Tennis]
Post-UK Career Notes:
Served in the Military
Obituary - Chandler, Woodford Sun (May 29, 2004)
Born in Versailles, he was the son of the late Albert Benjamin "Happy" and Mildred Watkins Chandler. A well-known casino executive in Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe, he was graduate of the University of Kentucky and member of K.A. fraternity, St. John's Episcopal Church, Del Mar Country Club, a member of the 1953 national championship basketball team under Coach Adolph Rupp, and served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by a daughter, Erin Chandler Gilboy, Los Angeles, Calif.; a daughter, Happy McGinnis, Florida; a brother, Albert Benjamin Chandler Jr., Versailles; two sisters, Marcella Miller, Wilson, N.C., and Mimi C. Lewis, Versailles; a grandchild, Tanner McGinnis; a number of nieces and nephews; and former wife, Lynne Chandler Knipping, Southern Pines, N.C. A son, Joseph Daniel "Chan" Chandler Jr., is deceased.
Services were conducted Friday, April 30, 2004, at St. John's Episcopal Church by the Rev. Alan Sutherland and the Rev. Philip Haug. Burial was in Pisgah Cemetery. Casket bearers were Richard P. Crane, George Davis Sr., George Davis Jr., Jim Gray, Joe Markham, Jeff Moffett, Leonard K. Nave, Mike Pegram, Rick Pitino, Brent Rice, Fred Siegelman, and Talbott Todd. Honorary bearers were Haywood Alves, Dan Ayala Sr., Voss Boreta, Kent Donathan, Bradley Bryant, Earl Bryant, Glen Frey, Curtis Green, Bryan Greenspan, Larry Ivy, Jim Masters, Joel Stevenson and Humzey Yessin. W.R. Milward Mortuary-Broadway was in charge of arrangements.