Mr. Bandy died Friday, Jan. 29, at his home near Rockdale.
He was born April 2, 1928, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Ernest “Duke” and Sarah Davis Bandy. He was raised in Oshkosh, Nebraska.
He married Sara Jane Yarbrough on Feb. 14, 1982, in Navasota.
Mr. Bandy received his bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Nebraska.
He was a U.S. Army Airborne veteran, serving from March 1946 to September 1947.
Mr. Bandy worked as a chemical engineer for Arco Pipeline for 35 years.
Upon his retirement, he and his wife moved to Rockdale.
Mr. Bandy enjoyed raising and racing greyhounds, building and tinkering with things, fishing and gardening. He was also an avid golfer.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Rockdale, Rockdale Country Club, Texas Greyhound Association and Shriners of North America.
Mr. Bandy was also a 25-year member of the Scottish Rite Mason and was a member of the American Legion.
Mr. Bandy was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Ellen Baptist; and a brother, Daryl W. Bandy.
Survivors are his wife, Sara Yarbrough Bandy of Rockdale; a son, Dale E. “Skip” Bandy Jr. and wife Sallia of Georgetown; a daughter, Stephanie Bandy Laughinghouse and husband William P. “Bubba” of Hondo; a sister, Elwanda Burke and husband Don Wentz of Casper, Wyoming; t wo grandchildren, Christopher and Megan Laughinghouse; and in-laws Robert and Sandra Yarbrough; also, numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 1007, Rockdale, TX 76567 or the American Cancer Society, c/o Gaye Bland, PO Box 1630, Rockdale, TX 76567.