Chuck Sandy, 74, of Osage Beach, Mo., died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, with his family by his side after a battle with lung cancer. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 at The Church at Osage Hills, 5237 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, Mo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to either Lake Regional Health System, Attn: Fund Development Department/Hospice, 54 Hospital Drive, Osage Beach, MO 65065, or to your local animal shelter. Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, in Osage Beach, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Chuck Sandy, 74, of Osage Beach, Mo., died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, with his family by his side after a battle with lung cancer. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 at The Church at Osage Hills, 5237 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, Mo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to either Lake Regional Health System, Attn: Fund Development Department/Hospice, 54 Hospital Drive, Osage Beach, MO 65065, or to your local animal shelter. Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, in Osage Beach, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Chuck was born May 13, 1943, in Gretna, Neb., the son of Benjamin and Alvira Sandy. He was one of eight children. Chuck married Vicki (Peschka) Sandy in Columbus, Neb., and the couple were blessed with two children, Jeffrey and Amy (Sandy) Balk.

Chuck received his bachelor’s degree in industrial management and technology at the University of Nebraska, Kearney. Throughout 38 years of excellence at John Deere, he served in a variety of positions including Manager of Industrial Engineering, Manager of Distribution Reliability and John Deere Fleet for Worldwide Logistics. During his career, he traveled to Europe several times and participated in developing a patent for John Deere. Chuck retired in 2006.

In 2014, Chuck and Vicki relocated to Osage Beach. Chuck loved car racing, flea markets, traveling, boating, riding jet skis, being on the lake, convertible rides in his ‘67 Camaro, happy hours at the pool, spending time with family and friends, and laughing. Chuck was always found wearing a smile on his face. He was a loving and caring person, devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend, always thinking of others first. Chuck never met a stranger and was well liked by everyone. “To know him was to love him.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Vicki, of 49 years; son, Jeff and Bonni Sandy, grandsons, Evan, Brandon and Zachary; daughter, Amy (Sandy) Balk, grandsons, Jordan and Austin and granddaughter, Megan; a brother, Harold Sandy; sisters, Joyce Hoeft, Ida Siedel, Judy Leu and Eileen Eisele; nieces, nephews and friends. They cherish his memory with love. He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Alvira; and two brothers, Leslie Sandy and Carl Sandy.