Keith Parlon Sandefur, Jr.
December 16, 1958 – December 19, 2019
Funeral services for Keith Parlon Sandefur, Jr., 61, of Cairo, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 23, 2019, at Family Worship Center, Cairo, GA. Pastor Johnny H. Moore and Rev. Christy Bandy will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Whigham, GA. Mr. Sandefur passed away on Thursday, December 19, 2019.
Active pallbearers will be Rick Kines, Brian Hayes, Chris Addleton, Bill Elkins, Lance Willis, Bill Schafer and Chris Kines. Honorary pallbearers will be the Cairo Police Department Employees and City of Cairo Employees.
Keith was born in Orlando, FL, to the late Keith Parlon Sandefur, Sr. and Freida Lou Strickland Sandefur. He had proudly served the City of Cairo Police Department for over 40 years, 23 years of this service as Chief. He touched the lives of many and will always be remembered for his big heart. Keith fulfilled his dream of attending the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA. Keith never turned his back on anyone and was known for his smile and big wave as he walked the streets of Cairo. He was known for his open door and words of wisdom and guidance. Keith has left a legacy and will be missed by all.
Survivors include: his wife, Joye Smith Sandefur of Cairo, GA; daughters, Sage Sandefur of Cairo, GA, Gina Sandefur (Blake) of Thomasville, GA, Kim Ponder (Lonnie) of Whigham, GA; sons, Daniel Stanaland of Ochlocknee, GA, Seth Stanaland (Carrie) of Cairo, GA, Blake Stanaland (Andrea) of Ochlocknee, GA; and a host of beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren to whom he was “PawPaw.”
He was preceded in death by: his parents; his brother, George Sandefur; maternal grandparents, George and Leola Strickland; and paternal grandparents, Ira and Mae Sandefur.
Memorials may be made in Mr. Sandefur’s memory to: Boys and Girls Club of Cairo/Grady County, P. O. Box 710, Cairo, GA 39828.
The family will receive friends at Family Worship Center on Sunday, December 22, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.