SANDLIN, John T., of Masaryktown, Florida, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at home.
Born October 8, 1948 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, he was the son of the late EG and Emma (Britt) Sandlin. He was a Firefighter/EMT serving in the community of Deerfield Beach, Florida from 1975-1985. He truly enjoyed being a part of the fire department before having to retire at an early age due to illness. Upon leaving the fire department he returned to school where became a Master Electrician. He relocated to Pasco County Florida and opened his first electrical company, RJ Freedom Electric and years later a second company, Serve Air. In 2003 he joined in business with his sons at S & S Site Prep where he was an instrumental part of the business until his passing.
He was a faithful servant to the Lord Jesus Christ and an active member of the Church of God of Prophecy. He was a member of the Men and Women of Action, Cleveland, Tennessee, where he dedicated his service and talents to the construction and restoration of multiple churches, missionary homes, a school for the deaf, and many children’s homes across the United States and Ecuador. He offered his unwavering support to many local charities, food pantries and drives, always seeking to help anyone in need.
He was generous, kind and loved by all that knew him. He had a unique ability to bring out the best in people and we are all better people for having known him. He will always be remembered for his kind and gentle spirit, never complaining through a very difficult lengthy illness. He was brave and strong, facing every obstacle head on and never being deterred. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He so loved spending time with family especially his grandchildren who lovingly refer to him as Pa-pa or Pop-pop.
He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia Sandlin; sons and daughters-in-law, John Terry Sandlin II of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Michael Terry & Amy Sandlin of New Port Richey, Florida, David Terry & Sarah Hansen-Sandlin of Brooksville, Florida and Justin Terry & Sarah Sandlin of Augusta, Georgia; stepsons and daughter-in-law, Richard & Amissa Smith and Christopher Smith, of Masaryktown, Florida; and 12 grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm, Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Church of God of Prophecy.
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