THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Jimmie L. Sandifer
On Thursday, May 30, 2013, the world lost a truly good man. Jimmie Lee Sandifer was born on August 15, 1939, in Jacksville, Alabama. Jimmie was blessed to have found true love and happiness not once, but twice. Sadly, Jimmie outlived both marriages, but he can be reunited with them now. It is now time for Jimmie's life to be celebrated by his six children; three of whom he raised from birth and three of whom he assumed with his second marriage.
Along with his travels, Jimmie served in Airborne and Elite Special Forces. After honorably serving his country with no regrets, Jimmie found the same camaraderie with the Masons and Shriners, which was a perfect fit for a man whose common thread throughout his life was putting others' wants and needs above his own. Although the government said he was disabled, it never stopped Jimmie from any of his activities, whether it would be woodworking, remodeling or any wayward classic car or truck that he promised, This is the one I will finish.
Although Jimmie will be sadly missed, he will never be forgotten. Jimmie is survived by his six children, 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, sister, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and a grateful nation.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at Lyndahl Funeral Home, 1350 Lombardi Avenue, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Visitation continued again on Wednesday, June 5 at Calvary Lutheran Church, 1301 S. Ridge Road, from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Cindy Warmbier-Meyer officiating. Interment was in Jerusalem Lutheran Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.
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