New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | August 14, 2020

William Chandler Forrest


William Chandler Forrest, 74, of Quinton, VA, passed from this life on Sunday, September 8, 2019. He was a beloved husband and father and was a devoted family friend to many.

Chandler pursued a career in law enforcement and joined the Virginia State Police Department in 1968 where he served 27 years. After 20 years as a uniformed trooper, he was appointed to the Department of Internal Affairs where he was promoted to Sergeant and eventually retired in 1996. After his retirement from the Virginia State Police, he joined New Kent Sheriff’s Department where he served the county for an additional 18 years in the court system. He was a long-time member of Providence Forge Presbyterian Church and was a charter member and past president of New Kent Lions Club.

Chandler loved wood-working, college football, and all things outdoors. He enjoyed hiking, camping, bird watching, and geocaching.

Chandler is survived by his wife of 46 years, Marilyn; his daughters, Robbie Silverlain and husband Jimi, Lindy Duncan and husband Rick, and Erin Davis and husband Chris; 10 grandchildren, George, Ben, Rhett, Riley, Christopher, Savannah, Edward, Sara, Maggie, and Adam; and one great-grandchild, Oliver.

A celebration of Chandler’s life was held on Thursday, Sept. 12, 11 a.m. at Vincent Funeral Home, 9923 Pocahontas Trail, Providence Forge, VA 23140. The family received friends from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11, also at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Providence Forge Presbyterian Church Building Fund. Tributes may be posted at