School 21

Mr. Joseph Candler

January 4, 1949 ~ January 2, 2021 (age 71)



“A time to be born and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck what is planted; a time to kill and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance.” Ecclesiastes 3: 1-4


A Time to Be Born

Joseph “Clinton” Candler, Junior, was born on January 4, 1949, in Ruston, Louisiana.


A Time to Die

On Saturday morning, January 2, 2021, our beloved Joseph transitioned to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to live an eternal life. Joseph was preceded in death by his parents, J.C. and Betty Candler; his sisters, Dorothy Faye Kinsey and Betty Candler Hardmon; and his brother, Robert Candler.


A Time to Plant

Joseph confessed Christ at an early age and joined Seven Star Church under the leadership of Reverend T.J. King. He later joined Pleasant Grove #2 Missionary Baptist Church, pastored by Kemp Burley, where he remained and served as a deacon until his death.


Joseph was educated in the Madison Parish school system and graduated from Thomastown High School, “The little school with the big heart,” in 1967. He pursued and received numerous degrees from Grambling State University and Northeast Louisiana University (the University of Louisiana at Monroe). He was a retired educator who worked for Madison Parish School District as an industrial arts teacher and at Louisiana Technical College Tallulah, LTC Tallulah (Louisiana Delta Community College), as a mathematics instructor. Joseph also served as a Board Member District 3 Madison Parish School District from 1987 to 2011. Joseph was an active member of the Madison Parish Retired Teachers Association and a Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity member.


A Time to Mourn

Joseph leaves to cherish his precious memories: his wife of 48 years, Dr. Patricia Buchanan Candler; children, Joseph III and Patrick (LaTonya); four sisters, Carolyn Ramos of Bakersfield, California, and Jacqueline Phillips, Connie Candler, and Gracie Taylor, all of Tallulah, Louisiana; four brothers, David Candler, Garry Candler, and Barry Candler, all of Houston, Texas, and Dennis Candler of Las Vegas, Nevada; five grandchildren, Brandon Collins, Joseph Isaiah Candler, Jace Candler, Lincoln Candler, and Langston Candler; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins who he loved dearly 

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Graveside Service
January 9, 2021

11:00 AM
New Oakwood Cemetery
Highway 602
Tallulah, LA 71282

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