“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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