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James Sands

James Martin Sands

Thursday, December 19th, 1929 - Sunday, July 12th, 2020
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Obituary

James Martin Sands, 90, went to be with the Lord Sunday, July 12, 2020. He was born in Wise County, VA to the late William Basil and Wilma E. McCall Sands and was also predeceased by his beloved wife, Frances Jane Sands. He served his country faithfully in the U.S. Airforce and subsequently retired from the Naval Air Rework Facility as an aviation mechanic. He was a member of South Norfolk Baptist Church in Chesapeake, VA and previously of First Baptist Church of Coburn, VA.
Left to cherish his memory are his children, Janey M. Lawrence and her husband Steve, James M. Sands, Jr., William Basil Sands and his wife Shannon; daughter-in-law, Bernadette Sands; sisters, Mary Allsbrook, Glenda Maine; brother, Dennis Sands; grandchildren, Stevie Jr., Adam, Brian, Brittany, Ryan, Basil Jr.; 6 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 15, 2020 from 6-7:30pm at Graham Funeral Home, 1112 Kemspville Rd., Chesapeake. A graveside service will be held Friday, July 17, 2020 at 11am in Temple Hill Memorial Park, 2529 Memorial Drive, Castlewood, VA 24224. The family would like to take the opportunity to offer sincere gratitude to Weena and Edgardo Avendano, of Absolutely Hearts and Hand, for their exceptional care and compassion of Dad. Please visit www.grahamfuneralhome.com to offer a condolence to the family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
    When
    Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 6:00pm - 7:30pm
    Location
    Graham Funeral Home
    Address
    1112 Kempsville Road
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
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  • Service

    Friday, July 17th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, July 17th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Temple Hill Memorial Park
    Address
    2529 Memorial Drive
    Castlewood, VA 24224
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    Officiant
    Pastor R.J. Rose
  • Interment

    Location
    Temple Hill Memorial Park
    Address
    2529 Memorial Drive
    Castlewood, Virginia 24224
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Margaret and Dannie Creed

Posted at 12:30pm
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Libby Gullivan

Posted at 08:29pm
Our hearts go out to you today. We loved him so much. With much love Mary, his loving sister and family.
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Libby Gullivan

Posted at 08:20pm
I will always have loving memories for Uncle Jim. He always rescued us when Mom was working
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Vicki Thompson

Posted at 08:13am
I will always have happy memories of Mr.Sands. I spent many happy years at his house when I was growing up. I remember all of us kids walking over to the football game with him and Janey and my Daddy. I will also remember his gentle spirit and how sweet he was. Sincerely Vicki Thompson
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Vickie woolard

Posted at 05:06pm
Mr. Sands was a great Father to his kids . My best friend Janey was his little girl . I always loved being at her house and watching him ride the work bus home each day . He was loved and will be greatly missed !

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Susan Pharoan Posted at 11:45pm

This is Susan Sands Pharoan in Coeburn. Will see you and other family at graveside service in Temple Hill. My sincere and heartfelt condolences to you all. Susan.
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