Mr. Gene Gandy, 86 of Sparks passed away Monday, August 31, 2020 from heart failure at South Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Gandy was born November 25, 1933 to the late Johnnie & Bessie Blanchard Gandy. He served in the United States Navy and afterwards he worked for over 30 before retiring from ITT (Metal Products) and was a farmer for several years also. Mr. Gandy was a founding member of Lenox Christian Fellowship.
Survivors include his sons, Ricky Gandy of Sparks, and Tony (Crystal) Gandy of White Oak, GA; grandchildren, Jessica Gandy, Katie Gandy, and Emily Gandy (Kyle) Griffin; step grandchildren, Alaina Fulp, and Caleb Fulp; great grandchildren, Britain Harrison, Hadessah Gandy, Eli Gandy, and Allison Weeks, who Mr. Gandy claimed as his greatgrandchild also; and sister, Betty Lasseter of Sparks. Mr. Gandy was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Myrtle Mercer Gandy; brothers, Harvey Gandy, Leion Gandy, and Johnny Gandy; and one sister, Elizabeth Weeks.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Lenox Christian Fellowship with Rev. Jimmie Hinson, and Rev. Charlene Griffin officiating. Interment will follow at Westview Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Purvis Funeral Home.
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