Memorial sevice for Carl Bandy who passed away on September 14, 2008 will be held
Thursday Sept. 18, 2008 at 5:00, and will be held at Clearwater Baptist Church
Carl Bandy was born on a farm in northern Tennesse, May 29, 1917, to Dolly Jenkins and Freely Bandy. Carl had three older brothers and an older sister. He grew up in Scottsville, Kentucky. After he graduated from high school, he worked for American Bakery driving a truck and as a shipping superintendent.
Carl joined the Navy in 1940. He was a gunner and a radio man on a TBF airplane. He served during World War II in the Pacific arena. Just before going to the Pacific he met Margie at church. They corresponded and kept in touch with each other and later married in May 1945.
After the war Carl was a photographer in Lake City, Iowa. In 1957 Carl came to Kotzebue, Alaska with the FAA. Margie followed one year later. After a few years, Carl was transferred to Northway, Alaska, still working for the FAA.
Carl and Margie moved to Delta in 1959. They were foster parents for several teenagers while the teens finished high school. Carl also started the Delta Kiwanis Club, and he farmed hay while still working for the FAA.
Carl was a member of the Clearwater Baptist Church. He recieved Jesus as his Lord and Savior when he was nine years old.