Waitman Miflin Sandy, age 90, of Beverly Drive in Glenville, went to be with his Heavenly Father on the evening of March 31, 2016 at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. He was born January 18, 1926 to the late William Miflin Sandy and Eva Peggs Sandy. He was a long-time member and deacon at Sand Fork Baptist Church, and served as minister of Leading Creek Baptist Church and Stewarts Creek Church. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, cooking, spending time with family, and engaging in church activities.
He retired as a Technical Sergeant with more than 20 years of active service in the U.S. Army, serving in the European Theater in World War II and in the Korean War. His military career took him back to Korea several times, and it was there that he met the love of his life, Sun Ae “Susie” Chon. Upon his retirement from the military, they were married and the couple settled in his hometown of Glenville where he cooked in the Glenville State College cafeteria for 20 years. After his retirement, he continued to feed both large and small crowds at community events.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sun Ae “Susie” Sandy; son, Robert S. “Bob” Sandy and daughter-in-law, Bobbi Sandy of Glenville; daughter, Connie Stout O’Dell, son-in-law, David O’Dell, and grandson, Nathan Stout of Glenville; nephew, Mike Sandy, his wife, Rachael, and their sons, William and James of Glenville; and nephew, Jerry Sandy of Glenville. He is preceded in death by his brother, Meldon Lee Sandy and nephew, Timothy Sandy.
Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Sand Fork Baptist Church. Reverend Kenny Fisher, Pastor Phil Wilson, and Pastor Lloyd “Fuzz” Steward officiated. Burial followed in the Meadow Lane Cemetery with full military honors provided by the United States Army and the Lewis County Honor Guard. Friends called at Sand Fork Baptist Church on Monday, April 4, 2016 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. was honored to assist the family of Waitman M. Sandy with arrangements.