The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 28, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, November 28, 2013


Ulysses Grant Sandy Jr.

Ulysses Grant Sandy, Jr., 85, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013.

He was born on Jan. 29, 1928, in Bolair on the family farm.

He was the second child born to the late Ulysses Grant Sandy Sr. and Nellie Rose Mustoe Sandy.

He graduated from Hellier High School, Hellier, Ky., in 1946. He entered the U.S. Marine Corps on June 20, 1946. He was stationed at Marine Corp Casual Air Squadron, Cherry Point, NC. He was a member of the West Virginia Army National Guard from 1948 to 1952.

Surviving him is his wife of 61 years, Loraine Thacker Sandy, of Bud, three sons, Mark and daughter-in -law Kathryn Sandy, of Richmond, Ky., Mike and daughter-in-law Tammy Sandy, of Bud, and Joel Sandy of Bridgeport; grandchildren, Kraig, Madison, Kyle, Kara, Jared; great-granddaughter Emma; four sisters and two brothers, Madge Capps, of Greenville, S.C., Shirley Tyree, of Mossy, Barabra Strickland, of Hampton, Va., Patricia Rice, of Bolair, Larry Sandy, of Bolair, and Robert Sandy, of Salem, Va.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tom Lusk officiating. A private burial service will follow in McAvoy Cemetery, Upper Glade.

Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Friday at the funeral home.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family requests in lieu of flowers donations of sympathy in Mr. Sandy’s memory be made to the Wyoming County Toy Fund C/O L. Dale Stewart, Treasurer P.O. Box 268 Matheny, WV 24860. 

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

The family of Ulysses Sandy is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home.

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