Services Scheduled For Temple Student Who Drowned In Local Lake

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TEMPLE (May 20, 2014) Funeral services have been scheduled for Temple High School junior Kentrell Jordan Chandler, 17, who drowned Saturday while swimming with friends in Lake Belton.

(Courtesy photo)

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Branford Dawson Funeral Home at 718 South 7th St. in Temple.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ministry of Hope at 2 North General Bruce Dr. in Temple.

Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery at 1873 North 1st St. in Temple.

A balloon release was held Monday evening at Wildcat Stadium in Chandler’s memory.

Chandler was at the lake with friends just after 6 p.m. last night when he attempted to swim across a cove in Rogers Park, authorities said.

He began to struggle in about 20 feet of water and went under.

Emergency responders were called after Chandler did not resurface.

His body was recovered at around 8:25 p.m. Saturday.

Chandler was the second Temple High School student to die this month.

Kimberlyn “Kimmy” Longbotham, 18, died after a three-vehicle crash on May 2.

Longbotham, who dreamed of becoming a teacher, was set to graduate in June and had been accepted to Texas State University.
She had been named a first team All-District catcher.

http://www.branforddawsonfuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/1871813/Chandler-Kentrell/service-details.php


Temple High School students gathered Monday evening to release balloons in memory of classmate Kentrell Jordan Chandler. (Photo by Nick Delgado)
Temple High School students gathered Monday evening to release balloons in memory of classmate Kentrell Jordan Chandler. (Photo by Nick Delgado)