Wednesday, September 2, 2009

John J. Bandy 1926-2009

John J. Bandy, son of John W. Bandy and Nora Victoria Bates was born December 31, 1926 in Summersville, Missouri and went to be with the Lord on Friday evening, July 3, 2009 while residing in Birch View Health Center, making his age 82 years.

John was united in marriage to Gladys Adelia Walsh, September 5, 1970. Gladys passed away November 5, 1978. John was also preceded in death by his parents, John W. and Nora Victoria, four brothers, James Floyd; Rado Clarence, Orville Eugene, and William Anthony; and three sisters, Mildred Pearl Sullins, and husband Elmer; Cecile Jewel Robison and husband Jess; and Mabel Irene Sloan and husband Fred; and two brothers-in-law Vergil Terrill; and Everett Gregory.

He is survived by 5 sisters, Bessie Mae Terrill, Alene Fleener and husband William, Muriel Gregory, Grace Bandy, Mary Lou Beasley and husband Joe; sisters-in-law, Marie Bandy, Audrey Bandy, and Janet Bandy. John will be especially missed by his many nieces and nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews.

John was baptized into Christ about 5 years ago and was a active member of the Church of Christ in Summersville. He served in the Army during the years of 1945-1952; doing clerical work and as a chief cook.

After leaving the military, John had a variety of occupations and types of employment. He spent several years as a salesman of cars and mobile homes in St. Louis. While working in Illinois in the late 1960's, John married Gladys and lived in Moline, Illinois, working in a foundary. After Gladys’ death, he returned to Missouri and settled in Mountain View, working at AMPI cheese factory for several years until it closed and then at Richard Brothers Grocery. After retiring for the third time, he moved back to his hometown Summersville, close to his family. There he again found employment at South Central Manufacturing Corporation, until a year ago when he became ill.

John had host of beloved family and friends who will miss him greatly. John enjoyed stopping by local businesses and at homes of his family and friends sharing a cup of coffee, a sweet treat, and a story or song.

Sharing his love for the Lord with family and friends, John brought encouragement with personal visits and phone calls. John enjoyed giving a personal touch by giving his sisters flowers, pretty dishes to nieces, and nephews when the got married, special birthday gifts and gifts for his new baby great nieces and nephews.

John loved his family and they loved him. Everyone needs an "Uncle or Brother John" and then they will be very blessed as his family is. John will be missed.

Services were held Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 11:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Cooper officiating. Interment was in Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.

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