Douglas Wayne Sands, SR departed this earthly life on Sunday, September 16, 2012 at home surrounded by family.
Douglas was born March 15, 1942 to Charles and Betty (Jessup) Sands in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was a graduate of Rancho High School, Las Vegas, Nevada. He spent the next 26 years serving in the United States Navy retiring in Washington, DC 1985. Doug spent the next 19 years working as a program analyst for different companies (IBM, MCI and ATT). He was also, a Volunteer Fireman in Dale City, VA for 10 years In 2004 he retired completely. At which time he spent his time volunteering at his church and rooting for his Washington Redskins.
On March 13, 1971 Doug married Martha Fox, the love of his life. As a loving couple of 41-1/2 years, they shared many things with each other.
Those left to cherish his precious memory and to morn his loss are: a devoted wife, Martha L Sands, of Oklahoma City, OK; two children Douglas Sands, Jr wife Shannon of South Bend, Washington; Cynthia Lynn Sands, Tacoma, Washington; Grandchildren, Kyra Allen, Joseph Solomon, Alyssa and Jamison; Great-Granddaughter Jadan Allen. Loving parents: Charles and Betty Sands, Fredricksburg, VA: 2 sisters Jamie Colaw, Havelock, NC; Clarene White, North Tustin, CA and 1 brother David Sands, Fredricksburg, TX; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and many friends.
Doug was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law Tammie and granddaughter Mariah in March 2002.
Memorial Service will be held Friday, September 21, 2012, at 9:00 A.M. , at Messiah Lutheran Church, 3600 NW Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to:
Messiah Lutheran Church, 3600 NW Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.