- Dan Chandler
- Hometown (Last School)
- Versailles, KY
- 1953-54, 1954-55
- October 17, 1933
From the 1956 University of Kentucky Basketball Media Guide:
Small and fast in the typical style of Kentucky guards of the past, Chandler will probably see limited relief duty this season. Dan can be depended on to put up a lot of scrap whenever he is in action. Due to heavy com-petition, Chandler failed to see much action last season but gave a good account of him-self during the brief period that he did play. The 5-11 scrapper could be the “darkhorse” among a highly-regarded group of reserves and could possibly lend considerable help to the Wildcats this season. Dan is the son of former Kentucky Governor and ex-Baseball Commissioner A. B. (Happy) Chandler.
Obituary – Chandler, Woodford Sun (May 29, 2004)
Joseph Daniel “Dan” Chandler, 70, of Camden Avenue, Versailles, died Tuesday , April 27, 2004, at his residence of congestive heart failure.
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.