Sandidge, Lester "Big Daddy"

Korean War Veteran Was Retired Builder And Developer

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Lester Sandidge
Lester Sandidge

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.

Please share your memories at ChattanoogaValleyViewChapel.com.


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