Dale Sandlin


June 20, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Dale Dean “Pappy” Sandlin, 74, Gas, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017, at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
Dale was born Dec. 19, 1942, in Port St. Joe, Fla., to Dayton Dale and Francis Louise (Dean) Sandlin. He lived in seven different states and 32 different towns before settling in Iola in 1952. He graduated from Iola High School in 1961 and attended Iola Junior College for two years. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1964 to 1968. He married Virginia Lee Gee in 1965 in Brownsville, Texas. Following his service in the Coast Guard, he worked for his father at D.D. Sandlin Drilling Company. He worked for 35 years for the City of Iola as a welder and water treatment plant operator, retiring in 2005.
He seldom missed any of his granddaughters’ sporting events. He loved dancing, hunting, gardening, camping, visiting the beach and enjoying seafood and spending time with his family and friends. He also loved watching KU basketball. He will always be remembered for his fun loving nature and the good times had with his many friends.
He is survived by his son, Dale Louis Sandlin and wife Sherry, Iola, daughters Virginia Wools and husband Tim, Iola, and Gina Totman, Gas; sister Kay Croghan and husband Jack, Iola; grandchildren Ashley Luttrell and husband Chance, Colorado, Shane Sandlin, Iola, Kayla Westerman and husband Matt, Piqua, Kelci Sigg and husband John, Iola, Karley Wools, Iola, Keshia Thompson and husband Kenneth, Iola, and Kyler Umbarger and wife Katherine, Chanute; 13 great-grandchildren with one on the way; and many friends.
Dale was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia, in 2013, and by his parents.
A visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service in Iola. Private family inurnment with military honors will take place at a later date in Highland Cemetery at Iola. Contributions in Dale’s memory are suggested to Allen County Home Health or Fees Park in Gas. Condolences may be left at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.

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