Eldon Johnson Sandy of Carthage passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at the age of 89.
Eldon was born in Hoke County on December 9, 1932, to the late Lloyd and Maude Davis Sandy. Eldon grew up in Hoke County and on July 4, 1954, he married Betty Long. He grew up enjoying music. Eldon, learned by ear to play the bass fiddle, fiddle, and mandolin. He and his brothers played with the likes of Charlie Daniels among other notable stars. Eldon enjoyed fishing and would spend countless hours out by the water. Whether fishing at the coast for spots or a local pond, there is where he found peace and enjoyment. But there is nothing or no one he loved better than his family. Eldon deeply loved his family and often reminded his children how much he loved them. He proudly served in the National Guard and in the U.S. Air Force. He is preceded in death by his wife, Betty; his son, Sammy Sandy; his grandchildren, Jason Sandy and Emily Hamilton; he is also preceded in death by all 9 of his siblings.
He leaves behind his children, Catherine Butler (Robert) of Pinebluff, Theron Sandy (Rose) of Vass, Patricia Sandy of Carthage, Gail Key (Steve) of Carthage; Paula Sandy of Pinehurst; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 16, 2022, between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm at Crumpler Funeral Home-Aberdeen, 40229 US 1 Hwy, Aberdeen, NC 28315. A graveside service will be held on Monday, October 17th in the Raeford Cemetery beginning at 1:00 pm.
Memorials may be made to New Covenant Fellowship, 1305 Hulsey Rd, Carthage, NC 28327, and/or FirstHealth Hospice and Palliative Care, 150 Applecross Rd, Pinehurst, NC 28374.
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