Virgil Wayne Sands, 85, of Fayette, Ohio, died June 8, 2011, at his home.
He was born Oct. 6, 1925, in Ingham County, Mich., to the late Charles Aden and Nellie Mae (Bates) Sands. He married Virginia Rose Cady on Sept. 4, 1946, and she preceded him in death April 8, 2001.
Virgil graduated from Chesterfield High School in 1943. He was a World War II Navy veteran who served in the Seabees. He worked as a self-employed carpenter and was also a brick mason and worked for Beatrice Foods.
Virgil was a life member of the Bryan VFW Post 2489 and the West Unity American Legion Post #669. Virgil was a participant in the most recent Honor Flight which departed from Toledo. It was an honor he was very proud of.
Virgil is survived by a son, Wayne (and Sharon) Sands of West Unity, Ohio; two daughters, Linda (and Edward) Minturn of Seneca, Mich. and Ila (and Dennis) Dossett of Montpelier, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and his “little” sister, Ila Green.
Besides his wife, Virgil was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Diana Hunter; two brothers and two sisters.
Graveside services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 18, at Floral Grove Cemetery in West Unity, with Pastor David Mathis officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Bryan VFW Post 2489.
Memorial contributions are suggested in Virgil’s name to Honor Flight.