James ‘Larry’ Sands

Published 10:57 am Tuesday, October 27, 2015

James “Larry” Sands, 64, of Mocksville, died at the Veterans Administration Hospice Center in Salisbury on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015.

Born in Forsyth County on Nov. 23, 1950, he was the son of Irene Gardner Sands  of Germanton, and the late Raleigh Sands. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Bruce Sands.

He graduated from North Forsyth High School and soon thereafter began military service in the U.S. Army where he received the National Defense Service Medal and the Parachute Badge with the 82nd Airborne Unit at Fort Bragg. After his military service, he worked as a machine operator in the textile industry. His last employer was Jockey International where he worked 10 years.

In addition to his mother he is survived by: a sister, Debbie Sands Murphy (Dallas) of Lexington; 3 brothers, Samuel Robert Sands of Winston-Salem, Ed Sands (Phyllis) of Stigler, Okla., and Scott Sands of Hillsville, Va.; a sister-in-law, Audrey Sands of Mocksville; a number of nieces and nephews; and his German Shepherd, “Diesel.”

A gathering of family and friends will be held later.

Condolences: www.daviefuneralservice.com.