Dwayne Patrick Dandy
August 29, 1985 – May 24, 2018
COLUMBIA – Dwayne Patrick Dandy, 32, passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2018. The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel. Born in Tacoma, Washington, he was a son of Dwayne Dandy and Lisa Ann Trott Richardson. “Dwayne Dandy has had a profound impact on so many of our lives. He was one of the kindest, funniest, and most loyal people that anyone could ever hope to have in their life. He had an uncanny ability to cheer you up and make laugh, even in the depths of despair when you didn't think it possible to even crack a smile. If you found yourself overwhelmed and needed someone to listen, he was there to hear you out and talk you through it. Through the years he has provided us all an immense amount of support, inspiration, loyalty, good cheer, and innumerable fond memories to carry with us forever.” (Jonathan Sloan) Dwayne attended Ridgeview High School and was a member of the bands APHATOS and Population Control. He was employed as a welder with Vogtle Electric Generating Plant. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his stepfather, Leon Richardson of Columbia; brothers, Matthew Dandy of Jacksonville, Fla. and Corey Valentine of Oak Harbor, Wa.; and uncle, Brian Trott of Chelsea, Mass.; and his many friends that loved him. Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.
- Visitation Saturday, June 2, 2018
Dwayne Patrick Dandy
October 20, 2018
I went to elementary school with Dwayne starting in 1996 at SHAPE in Belgium. We actually both started fifth grade the same day mid-year after moving. He was out-going, kind, and most of all funny. His loss is a loss for everyone that was lucky enough to have crossed paths with him. He was a natural leader, athlete, and comedian. I did not know his family but I knew he had tremendous love for his mom. In grade school we made cards for mothers-day featuring an adjective starting with each letter in the word M-O-T-H-E-R. Lord knows I have forgotten everything that I wrote, but I remember the R in his card he wrote "Ruler of all mothers." When someone questioned how he could put his mom on a pedestal above everyone else's he tugged at his very expensive Patriots jersey and said "Look at this, even though my mom is single and has two boys she works so hard so we can afford stuff like this, you don't even know what she has done for us." That always stuck with me, even 20 years later.
Another time I remember he was to join a baseball team halfway through the season one year. I overheard two coaches talking about it and one asked the other if he was any good. The other responded, "I don't know how he is at baseball but he joined our basketball team mid season last year. Before that we were 0-6, looking like we wouldn't win a game all season. After he joined we went undefeated and won the championship." That's how good he was.
Rest easy Dwayne, you'll be missed by those that you probably don't even remember. Goodbye old friend.
June 2, 2018
To my nephew Dwayne,
You were taken from us too early in your life. It saddens me that we didn’t spend more time together. As I think about the times we were together they were fun, entertaining, and always memorable. You always spoke with conviction in your beliefs and often guided others. Your smile would be accompanied by laughter that came from deep within you. You carried on at the beat of your own drum and took great satisfaction in the things you pursued, most importantly in your music. Your devotion to be available for your brothers Matthew and Corey, as well your mom keep you all very close. Your grandma and papa who passed before you adored you and will care for you now, and likely you’re doing the same. My heart aches greatly. I will miss you dearly.
Your Uncle Brian
June 2, 2018
My sincere condolences to the Dandy family. May your many fine memories of Dwayne and loving words comfort family and friends during this difficult time and the days ahead (Isaiah 57:15)
May 29, 2018
It seems like just yesterday that Dwayne, Ryan, Matthew, Ian, and Corey were just hanging out playing "manhunt" and football. My heart aches because he was such a wonderful loving young man. Lisa, Matt and Corey may the grace of God sustain you doing this time of sorrow. God loved him so much more than any of us could; he is now resting in the arms of our Lord and Savior. While your hearts may feel as if life have left you, remember to seek God for strength and comfort--He has promised that He will give those to you. I am always just a phone call away. I love you my sister and sons...Janet
May 29, 2018
I am very shocked and saddened to learn of Dwayne’s untimely death. We worked together approximately five years, while he was employed at Walker-White, Inc. Dwayne was a pleasure to work with, always cheerful and very optimistic. He had an excellent work ethic, and often encouraged fellow workers to take the initiative and the pride in their work as he did. He performed his duties to the best of his ability, resulting in a real service to our employers. I share in your grief in this loss. May God bring you comfort and peace .