Ercel Lamont Chandler (Monty/Mont) died Friday, Oct. 4.
Viewing will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday, October 12, at Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo. Funeral Service at 11 a.m. at the church under the direction of Ben Cast & Son – Wood Funeral Home, Holden, Mo. Interment with military honors at XII Gates Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Mo.
Monty was born to parents Barbara Jean Chandler Eldridge and Ercel Chandler, Sr. in Kansas City, Mo. on August 28, 1953.
Monty lived his life on a grand scale. In all that he did he reached for and achieved the brightesta star possible. He was a winning pitcher for one of the first integrated baseball teams at the infamous 3 and 2 stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Monty was a scholar athlete at Westport High School where he was a successful quarterback before graduating in 1971. Monty attended Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo. before enlisting in the U.S. Army. While in the army Monty became a drill sergeant and was honorably discharged.
Mont’s success continued as he earned a carpenters trade license after which he worked for JE Dunn Construction. He also had a creative side, so he tood his talents to KPRS as a disc jockey going by the name “Monty Quick” in the early 70s.
Because of his intellect and great people skills he was a talented salesman. Monty did not attend classes or school, but earned his insurance license by studying independently, and sold insurance for many years. He later became a top performing sales manager leading his group top record numbers month over month.
At the time of his death Monty was employed with Minds Matter of Overland Park, Kan.
Preceding him in death are paternal grandparents, Horace Guest and Mary D. Hardy; and maternal grandparents, George Bumpus, Sr. and Leola Bumpus Gilkey.
He is survived by one child, Shonte Chandler Dulin of Atlanta, Ga.; four grandchildren: Ericson “Bomani” Dulin II, Chandler “Diallo” Dulin, Blake Dulin, and Aden Lamont Richard Daniels; his mother and father; five brothers: Lionel Ray Jones (Marva Joe), Anthony “Tony” Chandler, Robert Keith Chandler, Adale Chandler, and Brian Chandler; all of Kansas City; two sisters, Joy Vanola Chandler and Eunice Chandler-Warrior (Cesar), both of Kansas City; one aunt, Bertha L. Grady (Ceaphus Grady) of Kansas City, and one uncle, George Bumphus Jr. of Rentiesville, Okla.; 9 nieces, 4 nephews, 19 great nieces and nephews, and a host of cousins, relatives and friends.