Kenneth Sands, age 80, of Johnson City, TN, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 17, 2012, in Johnson City, TN.
He was a native of Flag Pond, TN, and lived in Johnson City all of his life. He was a devoted husband to his wife of 54 years, Evelyn Williams Sands, who passed away November 12, 2004.
He was a loving father to two daughters, Sondra Gibson, and husband, Sherrill, of Jonesborough, Karen Slayton, and husband, Danny, of Fall Branch.
He was a retired Food Services employee of the Veterans Administration. He previously worked at Interstate Foundry, Holston Defense, Range Auto Parts and was in the National Guard.
In addition to his daughters, his survivors include one grandson, Andrew Gibson; two step-granddaughters, Melissa Shaw and Danise Elliott; and one step-grandson, Danny Slayton Jr.
A memorial service will be conducted at 3:00 P.M. Sunday, April 22, 2012, at Skyline Heights Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Gaskin officiating.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 2:00 until service time at the Church.
Courtesy of Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City. (423) 928-6111