Laurel "Sandy" Sand
December 28, 1924  -  July 27, 2018

Laurel "Sandy" Sand

Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home
508 Faust Avenue
Ozark, AL  36360
Monday, July 30, 2018
1:00 until 2:00 P.M.
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Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home Chapel
508 Faust Avenue
Ozark, AL  36360
Monday, July 30, 2018
2:00 P.M.
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Woodlawn Memory Gardens
Highway 231
Ozark, AL  36360
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Ozark-Dale County Humane Society
579 Bivins Drive
Ozark, AL  36360

Ozark Animal Control Shelter
1315 Parker Drive
Ozark, AL  36360

I served in the Army.

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.


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  1. Dan and Pat Baxter
    Havana, FL

    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.

  2. John and Sherry Stein
    Ozark, AL

    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.

  3. Shirley Miller
    Ozark, AL

    Pat, I am so sorry for your great loss! May God bless you and your family in your grieving.

    Shirley Miller

  4. Jack and Janice Hyde
    San Angelo, TX

    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

  5. Les & Melissa Perault
    Ozark, AL

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for your peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  6. Maria (Julie Andrews) Glass
    Crestview, FL

    So sorry for your loss.

  7. Jane Dodson
    Ozark, AL

    Dear Greg, I’m so broken-hearted for the loss of your father. Prayers for comfort during this difficult time for your family.

  8. Carol Parker
    Ozark, AL

    Pat and Sandy have always been such a sweet couple. May God bless the Sand family at this sad time.

  9. Bebo and Ann Phillips
    Ozark, AL

    We are so saddened for your loss. Mr. Sand was very much loved.

  10. Kathy Wilks
    Dothan, 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

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