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Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home and Cemetery

12800 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX

OBITUARY

Jody Carl Sandlin

January 27, 1956June 18, 2020
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Jody Carl Sandlin was born January 27, 1956 (64 years old) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Mr. Sandlin died peacefully on June 18, 2020 in his home, where he wanted to be. Jody owned his own paint company J&J Classic Painting.

Jody was a sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous since January 27, 1983 (37 years of sobriety). Jody Sandlin is survived by his wife Susan Sandlin, Eliza Sandlin of Houston, Texas (daughter), Andy Dawkins of Houston, Texas (stepson), Jeremy Dawkins (Courtney) of North Carolina (stepson). Six grandchildren, Dyllan Smith of Louisville, KY, Jace Sandlin of Lake Jackson, TX., Jacoby Sandlin of Lake Jackson, TX., Sasha Dawkins of Virginia, Xander Dawkins of North Carolina, Sidda Dawkins of North Carolina. Four Siblings, Steve Sandlin of Clarkville, AR, Janice McDermott (Charles) of Ypsilanti, MI, Mark Sandlin of West Branch, MI, James Sandlin (Julie) of West Branch, MI. Aunt Martha and Uncle Carl Sandlin of Titusville, FL. Jody had many cousins, nieces, nephews, and a multitude of friends.

He is proceeded in death by his son Jason Sandlin and his parents Earl and Erma Sandlin. Pallbearers: Wayne McMahan, Andy Dawkins, Bernie Palmer, Kevin Kelly, James Perkins, Daron Burt and Jeremy Dawkins (Honorary).

Funeral Service for Mr. Jody Sandlin will be available via Livestream on Facebook Live June 25, 2020 at 2pm. To access the live stream please go to Forest Park Westheimer on Facebook and the services will appear under videos.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 25, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, June 25, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Thursday, June 25, 2020

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Bill Hermann

June 26, 2020

It's so hard to say good-bye. You were always there for me, brother. Your AA sponsorship gave me strength that I never knew I had. I will miss your insight, humor, compassion, and mostly, your friendship. I hope Fred was right there at the gates to show you the ropes. You're in good hands. God Bless.

Layne Ricks

June 25, 2020

I have never been a good listener but when Jody spoke I always was keenly interested ! I will miss him ! RIP brother !

Linda Kneeland

June 25, 2020

Jody lit up the room with his enthusiasm and love of life! He was REAL and was a man of his word and a true friend. The world won't be the same without him but knowing Jody he would want us to carry on and live out LOUD in his memory! He taught me to never say never and to follow your dreams. So thank you God for lending us Jody for the time he had here on Earth. May you bring comfort and peace to all who loved him...until we meet again...RIP

Kathy Hammel

June 25, 2020

What a guy is all , I can say!! Heaven gained a beautiful angel and we lost a true friend. You will leave a void on this earth. I know you have been preparing for this quite awhile. We were not prepared!
May you Ride with the Angels!
Kathy Hammel

Beverly Long

June 25, 2020

I will never sit in your chair again. I sat in your spot on a Sunday 11:00 meeting and you stood over me and said that I was in your seat. You old timers have your favorite seats and I know who they are. You scared me at first but after talking to you, the AA Legend was just a humble, nice man willing to help anyone who needed it. The Friday night speaker meetings will never be the same. Heaven has received a good man. I wish I could be at the service watching all the motorcycles, but will be watching online. Thank you so much for being kind to myself and my niece when my nephew passed away.
Much love
Bev

Bernie Palmer

June 25, 2020

Well brother, this doesn’t seem real. I knew you were sick, but I figured you’d be around a bit longer. Our journey has been amazing. Making music in several bands, or just sitting around with our guitars, traveling across America with the wind in our hair, taking each other to meet our families in Michigan, and so many times laughing together so hard our sides hurt . I can’t imagine ever not missing you. You were a true, loyal friend, I love you, and will carry with you what you taught me. Farewell, until I see you again.

Ed Warren

June 24, 2020

Really gonna miss our talks Brother, but I know your ok now. Go Rest High on that Mountain, Your work here on Earth is Done...

Kurt Bolick

June 24, 2020

Jody helped me through some of the toughest times of my life. He never once turned away and was always willing to help in any way he could. I owe him my life. I couldn't ask for a better friend and he will be sorely missed. There is no replacing the irreplaceable. Love and prayers as I know you are dancing in heaven.

Margy (Fracassi)McDaniel

June 24, 2020

I grew up with Jody in west willow in Ypsilanti. Mi. He was one of my best friend. Lots of good times. I'm so happy I had a chance to see him when he was in Michigan. I would like to send prayers to ALL that loved him. He will be missed. 💗💗

Wendy Tise

June 24, 2020

Jody will be missed and never forgotten. Wonderful example of the Joy experienced in sobriety if we are willing and honest. Baby, thank you so much for sharing him with the Fellowship. The sacrifices you made for your husband to have spent countless days and hours with us have not gone without notice. The lives of so many of us altered forever from his teaching compassion for all leads to a Joy Filled Life! Our prayers and thoughts will remain with you always. Wendy T.

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