Richard E. Sandefer

November 25, 1944January 7, 2019

Richard Ellis Sandefer departed this life on Monday, January 7th, 2019, at the age of 74. A Birmingham School of Law Graduate, he was a long term active member of the Birmingham Bar Association, President of Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association ‘97-’98, and played a large roll in establishing the Four Corners Seminar, presented by the ACDLA. He was an avid hunter, and father. He is survived by his daughters, Kelly Sandefer Simonson, and Lindsay Sandefer Waine, former wife of many years Cheryl McCracken Sandefer, brother Jim M. Sandefer, and four grandchildren, Danielle, Jayden, Whitney, and Ian Waine. He was preceded in life by his daughter, Tiffany Elise Sandefer, mother, Mary Virginia Sandefer, father, Virgil Kelly Sandefer, and sister, Cynthia Albrecht. Visitation will be Mon., Jan. 14, 2019, at 1 pm at Ridouts Elmwood Chapel, followed by the Funeral Service at 2 pm, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery.


  • Visitation Monday, January 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 14, 2019

Richard E. Sandefer

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