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DANVILLE - Roger Dale Sands, 67, of Danville, passed away at 2:58 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at Presence United Samaritan Medical Center in Danville.
Roger was born in Danville onDec. 16, 1949, the son of Elmer and Audrey (Sanders) Sands. Roger married Eunice Mae Collison on Sept. 18, 1970, in Danville, and she survives.
Survivors include his wife, Eunice of Danville; one daughter, Tina (Garth) Kagels of Covington, Ind.; one brother, Harold (Nora) Sands of Georgetown; two sisters, Norma (Mervin) Fox of North Carolina and Judy Makemson of Danville; two granddaughters, Olivia (Corey) Osborne of Covington, Ind., and Mariah (Kaleb Gulley) Kagels of Covington, Ind.; one great-grandson, Beau Robert Osborne of Covington, Ind., as well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Roger is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer (Louise) Sands and Audrey (Albert) Cunningham; one brother, Charles "Sonny" Sands; two sisters, Phyllis Lawrence and Joyce Etchison; as well as one brother-in-law, Bob Makemson.
Roger attended the Georgetown Church of the Nazarene in Georgetown, retired from Esco Corporation in 1979 and later worked at CCL in production, retiring from CCL in 2005. Roger was a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan and called BINGO at the UAW Hall as well as at War Dads. He supported and attended his granddaughters sporting events and was very excited to be a new Great Grandpa.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 2, 2017, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 3940 N. Vermilion Street, Danville. Pastors Gary Farris and Troy Horne will officiate. Burial will be in Gundy Cemetery in rural Bismarck. Visitation will be held from 5 - 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at the funeral home.
Please join Roger's family in sharing memories, photos, and videos on his tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Published on May 30, 2017
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