OZARK…. Mr. Laurel D. “Sandy” Sand, a resident of Ozark, died early Friday afternoon, July 27, 2018 at his home. He was 93.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, July 30, 2018 in the Earl Bankston Memorial Chapel with Reverend Michael Sigler officiating. Graveside services with military rites will follow at Woodlawn Memory Gardens. Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 P.M. Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ozark-Dale County Humane Society, 579 Bivins Drive, Ozark, AL 36360 or to the Ozark Animal Control Shelter, 1315 Parker Drive, Ozark, AL 36360.
Mr. Sand, son of the late William Sand and Ada Parker Sand, was born in Geneseo, Illinois and was reared in Buffalo, Wyoming. He served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II as a fixed wing pilot. Mr. Sand also lived in Sheridan, Wyoming where he served in the Army National Guard, which was activated during the Korean War. He lived in Portland, Oregon, Mineral Wells, Texas before moving to Ozark in 1962. Mr. Sand was an Instructor Pilot at Ft. Rucker and was retired as an Aviation Safety Specialist from the United States Civil Service. He enjoyed restoring, driving and showing his 1929 Model A Ford and he loved his family especially making the grandchildren laugh. Mr. Sand was preceded in death by his siblings, Ethel S. Fairlie, William A. Sand, Margaret S. Goryl, Robert L. Sand, and Arlyn P. Sand.
Surviving relatives include his wife of sixty-eight years, Patricia Lewis Sand, Ozark; two daughters, Sheryl S. Bagley(Johnny), Wetumpka and Debbie S. Whittaker (Michael),Ozark; his son, Gregory D. Sand (Michelle), Mobile; six grandchildren, Derek Bagley(Beth), Ryan Bagley(April), Eric Sand, Adam Whittaker, Kelly Carmichael(Ben), and Laura Kennington(T.J.) and one great-grandson on the way.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Derek Bagley, Ryan Bagley, Eric Sand, Adam Whittaker, Johnny Bagley and Michael Whittaker.
We are so sorry for your loss. We are so fortunate the love of Model A''s brought you both into our lives. Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.
Dan and Pat BaxterHavana, FL
Mrs. Sand, Sheryl, Debbie, Greg and family. We are saddened to hear of Mr. Sands passing. We extend our heartfelt condolences to you. May the Lord bless you and provide comfort in the difficult days ahead.
John and Sherry SteinOzark, AL
Pat, I am so sorry for your great loss! May God bless you and your family in your grieving.
Shirley MillerOzark, AL
Mrs Sand and family,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Mr Sand. He was a kind and loving man to us all.
We pray peace and comfort for y’all today and the days to come.
Jack and Janice Hyde
Jack and Janice HydeSan Angelo, TX
So sorry for your loss. Praying for your peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Les & Melissa PeraultOzark, AL
So sorry for your loss.
Maria (Julie Andrews) GlassCrestview, FL
Dear Greg, I’m so broken-hearted for the loss of your father. Prayers for comfort during this difficult time for your family.
Jane DodsonOzark, AL
Pat and Sandy have always been such a sweet couple. May God bless the Sand family at this sad time.
Carol ParkerOzark, AL
We are so saddened for your loss. Mr. Sand was very much loved.
Bebo and Ann PhillipsOzark, AL
Mrs. Sands, I was Kathy Martin and I worked at Mixon with you and lived down the road from you and Mr. Sands, I have thought about y’all a lot and I’m ashamed I haven’t been to see you . I’m so sorry for you great loss. I know he will be truly missed. May God give you and your family the faith, strength and comfort during this sad time. Love Kathy
Kathy WilksDothan, AL