Lester “Big Daddy” Sandidge, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2019.
He was born on Jan. 4, 1933, to George and Addie Sandidge. Lester was a Korean War combat veteran and retired builder and developer. He attended Tyner High School and was a member of Morris Hill Baptist Church. Lester was a 65-year Master Mason at East Lake Lodge # 698.
Lester was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Sandidge; sons, Woody and Mike Sandidge; daughter, Prissy Sandidge; brother, Hureschal Sandidge and parents, George and Addie Sandidge.
Survivors include his grandchildren, Leslie (Dominick) Haven, Matthew (Lindsey) Sandidge, Benjamin Sandidge, April Summers, and Nicole Wilson; great-grandchildren, Kalleigh Eldridge, Kingston Haven, Nick Haven, and Ezra Sandidge; nephews, Steve Sandidge, Dewayne Sandidge, Kevin Sandidge, Tim Sandidge and nieces Lisa Carden and Debbie Goodman; close family Debbie Anderson; several great-nieces and nephews.
Big Daddy has left an amazing legacy and will be missed tremendously.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory to the Shriners Children's Hospital at: donate.lovetotherescue.org
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with full military honors.
The family will receive friends from 5-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Morris Hill Baptist Church, 1804 Morris Hill Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421.
A celebration of life service will follow at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday,Oct. 15, at Morris Hill Baptist Church with Reverend Royce Powell officiating.
Arrangements are by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway.
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