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Jesse "Jess" William Sandy, Jr.

December 13, 1939 — January 5, 2023

Jesse "Jess" William Sandy, Jr., 83, of Walkerton, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at Miller's Merry Manor - Plymouth.

Jess was born on December 13, 1939 in La Porte, IN, to Jesse William and Phyllis M. (Greening) Sandy.

On June 2, 1990 in La Porte, IN, he married Carol Ann Wingett.  Jess and Carol enjoyed traveling over 17 states as newlyweds.

Left to cherish the memory of Jess are his loving wife; children, Brenda Davis of TX, Teresa (Chris) Martin of UT,and Billy Sandy of TX; stepsons, Jerry Wingett of La Porte and Carl Brown of Elkhart; 7 grandchildren, Chris Jr., Masynne, Michael, Matthew, Robert, Amanda, and Angela; 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Paula (Craig) Waltman of Rolling Prairie; special caregivers, Blanche and Diane; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Grant and Eric Sandy; granddaughter, Kayla Wingett; sisters, Ruth Ann Vanhook and Cathy Murell; and special furbaby, Jake.

After graduating from La Porte High School, Jess proudly enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps, where he honorably served for 22 years.  He completed two tours in Vietnam.  He dearly loved his country.

Jess was a landscaper for many years, owning his own landscaping company.  He also worked as a La Porte County Sheriff Dept. Deputy.  Jess loved landscaping, fishing, and attending church.

Jess was dearly loved and will be remembered by the wonderful way he loved Carol, his wife of almost 33 years.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. (EST) on Monday, January 9, 2023, at Walkerton Pentecostal Church with Pastor Dwayne Smith officiating.  Burial will follow at Pine Lake Cemetery.

A time of visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. (EST) until the time of the service on Monday at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to the family c/o Carol Sandy, 2900 Monroe Street, La Porte, IN  46350 or to the donor's choice.

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