Mr. Eddie B. “Packy” Sands

Published 9:34 am Thursday, April 26, 2018

WEST POINT — Mr. Eddie B. “Packy” Sands, 82, of West Point, Ga. passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Sands was born October 12, 1935 in Harris County, Ga.

Eddie accepted Christ as his personal savior at an early age and joined the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, West Point. In later years he united with the Keeney Memorial United Methodist Church to worship with his family.

“Packy”, as he was known to many, attended Harris County Public Schools. He was employed by Ponder’s Nursery during his younger years and retired from WestPoint Pepperell with over 30 years of service. Eddie was a skilled craftsman who built his first house. He was a skilled mechanic who worked with all types of engines. Eddie was affixed of many things around the house.

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Eddie was a diehard UGA football fan and was proud to let all know he loved his “Bulldogs.”

He was preceded in death by his parents, Inell Reed and Ryandal Sands; a son, Terrance LaShawn Sands, and a daughter, Tonya Dawnell Sands.

He leaves to cherish his memories a caring and loving wife, Rebecca, five daughters, Carla Edmonson, Lillian Sands-Lunn (Andre), Sonja Sands, Rhonda Wilson (Jimmy), and Annette Davidson (Dandy), two sons, Alwyn Sands, and Marlon Sands (Shelia), three brothers-in-law, Gregory Trice (Minnie), William “Bill” Trice, and John Trice; sisters-in-law Ernestine McFarley and Addie M. Hutcherson; three aunts, Betty Trammell, Willie B. Heard, and Alice Jefferies; God-children, Katrista Gray (Tyrone) and Kelly Brooks; 24 grandchildren, 19 great- grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren; a special nephew Moses Sands (Barbara, of Houston, Texas), and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

A homegoing celebration for Mr. Sands will be held on Friday, April 27, 2018 at Keeney Memorial United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. EDT with Pastor Brenda Pritchett-Rhodes serving as the eulogist and Rev. Gary Dixon, minister, Robert McCutheon, Rev. Lonnie Thornton, Rev. Walter Darden, and Rev. Charles Trammell, assisting. Burial will held in the Marseilles Cemetery in West Point.

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Final arrangements have been entrusted to M. W. Lee Mortuary of West Point, Ga,