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John “Don” Sandel – May 31, 2018

John "Don" Sandel

John “Don” Sandel

John “Don” Sandel, 81, of Amarillo, Tx died on May 31, 2018.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd, Amarillo, Texas, 79109.

Don was born on December 30, 1936 in Ladonia, Texas to Hubert and Thelma Sandel. Don graduated high school at Springlake Earth and was a Class A , All State football player along with his twin, Ronald. Don continued football and his education at Abeline Christian College (now Abeline Christian University) and Eastern New Mexico State.

Don had a long career in transportation working with Texaco and retiring from Gary Cook Oil. In retirement his favorite things to do were ride motorcycles, travel, eat bbq, and drink coffee with his friends. Don was a coach for Kids Incorporated of Amarillo for several years. He was a member of the WPA motorcycle group and the Amarillo Top Wings, Gold Wing group of riders. Don was full of life and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend.

Don was preceded in death by Lois Belle Lewis Sandel and twin brother, James Ronald Sandel.

Survivors include his wife, Sherry Bright Sandel, son, David Sandel and wife, Susan Sandel of Midland, Tx, son, Scott Sandel of Plano,Tx, and daughter, Jana Walker and husband, Tre’ Walker of Johnson City, Tx. Grandchildren, Sean Sandel, Sara Horton, Quinn Sandel, Zane Sandel, and great-grandson, Russell Horton, and many dear friends.


  • Paul & Sharon Stradley Posted June 2, 2018 9:17 am

    I worked with Don many years at Gary Cook Oil Co. He was a good friend and loved driving trucks and riding motorcycles. Our memories are great for Don and Sherry. Peace be to his family.

  • Lawrence & Janice Nebgen Posted June 2, 2018 4:31 pm

    Our hearts break for you all. May the Lord comfort you all as you walk through this journey. May your hearts be filled with happy memories you can share with each other.

  • Joe L Campbell Posted June 2, 2018 5:17 pm

    One never knew just what Donald was going to do on any given day in high school. Always fun to be with, those unexpected phone calls, lots of great memories. I am so sorry for your loss and I know our Loving God will see each of you through this journey.

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