Joe David (Joe Boy) Sandifer

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Joe David “Joe Boy” Sandifer, age 71, went to be with his Lord and Savior August 29, 2022.

Visitation:  10am to 12pm Saturday, September 3, 2022 at Lake Shore Funeral Home, Waco, TX

Service:  3pm Sunday, September 4, 2022 at Lake Shore Funeral Home, Waco, TX

Interment:  Mexia Cemetery, Mexia, TX

Joe was born March 7, 1951 in Mexia, TX to Dilton and Ella (Ware) Sandifer. At the age of 18 he gave his life to Christ.  Under strong conviction at the age of 21, he surrendered to preach. He met Ann (Maxwell) Sandifer, a young school teacher, in 1971. Ann lived next door to Joe’s cousin, Anna Cook. They would have met earlier, but he had no interest in dating a school teacher, and she had no interest in dating a preacher. They married on June 16, 1973.  Together, they had two children. Joe continued to preach and was the pastor at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, in Bellmead TX.  He retired from Waco ISD maintenance department in 2013. He always enjoyed a good joke and even made some of his very own Homemade Hallmark cards for friends and family. His favorite pass time was hunting, fishing, football, and playing 42. His greatest love was his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Second was his family and church family. He took pride in his grandson who was born on his birthday and named after his dad.He is proceeded in death by his parents.Survivors include wife of 49 years, Ann Sandifer; son, Jason Sandifer; daughter, Amanda Johnson and husband Nathan; sister, Vicki Freeman and husband Kenneth; grandson, Dilton Johnson; step granddaughter, Emily Johnson, and many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be: Kenneth Freeman, Jeff Freeman, Kolton Freeman, Troy Sandifer, Larry Ware, Larry Allen, Michael Freeman, and Mark Mynarcik.

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Ashleigh Humphrey

    I am so so sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you. Especially Jason, Amanda, and Nathan. Love you guys. I’ll be here for whatever you need.

  2. Sherry Henry Kujala

    Mrs. Sandifer –

    I was Sherry Henry at Tennyson, starting 7th grade in fall 1973. You were so very kind to me the entire time I was there. I was there in the early days of your marriage, and while saddened to read of Joe’s passing, I am grateful that I just happened to check in with the Waco area obituaries so that I could see this and hopefully get in touch with you.

    Be well, Sherry

  3. Dear Sandifer family, Currie Bishop with the Waco Gideon Camp. Pastor Joe sure answered our sweet Lords call many a times in the short time our Gideon Camp called him friend over the last 3-4 years. I remember meeting Pastor Joe at about 7:45 AM outside Classroom #6 at Providence Hospital while he and others were waiting to complete their blood work.

    I will be sharing Pastor Joes Homegoing with the Waco Gideon Camp and I along with a number of Camp members plan on honoring Pastor Joes memory and service to the Lord by placing Bibles in the byways of life so Men, Women, Boys and Girls may still come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ because of Pastor Joes witness to our Camp and his answer to Gods call to Ministry through Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. May Pastor Joe continue to meet new brothers and sisters who have come to Christ even after Pastor Joes witness here on earth has ended.

    I need your help as the only contact info I have is e-mail I had for Pastor Joe is and I do not have a mailing address where we may mail our “In Memory” cards. My e-mail is with home phone # 254 772-7857. I look forward to hearing from you and continuing our relationship with the Pastor Joe ministries. Until I see you next may your days be Christ filled.

    Currie Bishop

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