Celebrating the life of Henry Burnam Sandidge, II
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Henry was the retired owner and president of his electrical contracting company, Sandidge Incorporated. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Lexington where he met his wife, Rosetta, at High Point, the ministry for singles. He and Rosetta would have celebrated 38 years of marriage on July 12 of this year. Henry was a U.S. veteran; he loved his country and served as a member of the United States Army during the Korean War era. He was a University of Kentucky Fellow and an ardent supporter of UK football and basketball. Henry was a Mason and served as master and past master of Hart Lodge #61 in Nicholasville. He was named a Kentucky Colonel in 1967 by Governor Edward Breathitt. In retirement, Henry’s passions were playing golf, following the UK Wildcats, making annual trips to Florida, and visiting with family at Fox.
Henry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and uncle, and a caring and supportive friend to all who knew him. He never met a stranger. In addition to his wife Rosetta, he is survived by two sons, Henry Sandidge and wife Donna from Rockvale, Tennessee, and Juneau Calmes and wife Mary from Georgetown. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Jeana Lattus and husband Adrian, Greg Sandidge and wife Rachel, Claire Calmes, and Devon Calmes and three great-grandchildren, Ellie Jo, Karina, and Lincoln.
Henry also leaves to mourn his passing a brother-in-law, Phillip Freeman and wife Gail, Irvine; sister-in-law, Linda Freeman, Manchester; nieces, Candy Jackson and Kim Freeman; nephews, Brandon, Casey, and Christopher Freeman, Joe, Bill, and David Allen Johnson, Herby and Don Vongruenigen, David, Terry, Mark, Bobby, and Jim Sandidge; a host of great-nephews, great-nieces, and cousins; and many friends including his golfing buddies at Lone Oak Golf Course, particularly Pete Myers and Charles Fugate.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Elizabeth Vongruenigen Rouse and Mary Johnson; two brothers, Howard and George Sandidge; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jesse and Mary Freeman; and brother-in-law, Glenn Freeman.
Funeral services for Henry will be held on Friday, May 17, at 1:30 p.m. at Toler Funeral Home, Irvine. Visitation will take place at the funeral home on Thursday, May 16, from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Contributions in Henry’s memory may be made to the College of Education Excellence Fund at the University of Kentucky (Address: Office of the Dean College of Education University of Kentucky 103 Dickey Hall Lexington, KY 40506-0017)