He was born the son of the late Vaughn Sandy and Marjorie Grimmer Sandy, on July 2, 1938 in Clark County, Ohio.
He was united in marriage August 2, 1989 in Las Vegas, Nevada to Claudia King.
He is survived by his wife, Claudia King Sandy, of the home, West Plains, Missouri; eight children, Sandra, Jennifer, Joshua, Nellie, Heather, Jaimey, Michael, and Charla; four sisters, Jo Anne, Linda, Cindy, and Becky; seventeen grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Jeannie.
He was a nurse for thirty years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, and will be missed by all who knew him.
He served his country in the United States Marine Corp.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sandy family and can be left at Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.
Private services will be held at a later date.