Stanley H. Sands

Stanley H. Sands, 69, of Huntington, died Dec. 28, 2008, at 11:59 a.m. at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Sands retired as a production supervisor at Navistar International, Fort Wayne, where he had been employed for 31 years. He graduated from Bippus High School in 1957. He served in the United States Air Force and was a member of American Legion Post 160, Roanoke. He was also a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

He was born Oct. 14, 1939, in Huntington to Edward L. and Mary Anna Stanley Sands. He married Janet S. Urshel on Nov. 5, 1997, in Pensacola, FL. His wife survives.

Additional survivors include two sons, Stanley (Chris) Sands II, of Huntington, and Mike (Sue) Sands, of Roanoke; three daughters, Kristie (Jan) King and Tami (Matt) Capozza, both of Huntington, and Amy Kreider, of Marion; a brother, Edward (Susie) Sands, of Huntington; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Calling is Thursday, Jan. 1, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington. A funeral service will be held Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at 10 a.m. at the mortuary, with one hour of calling prior to the service. Rev. Ron Rieder will officiate and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 will perform military rites. Burial will take place at a later date.

Memorial gifts may be made to the donor's choice of charity in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary.

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