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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  • William Sandlin

  • On October 19, 2010, the “Sandlin Girls”, son Bill and Una Clawsey lost the love of their lives, their hero and biggest fan, William Henry Sandlin. He was born September 9, 1923, the son of Henry and Anna Sandlin and lived most of his life in Hawley.


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  • William Sandlin
    On October 19, 2010, the “Sandlin Girls”, son Bill and Una Clawsey lost the love of their lives, their hero and biggest fan, William Henry Sandlin. He was born September 9, 1923, the son of Henry and Anna Sandlin and lived most of his life in Hawley.
    Sandlin served in the United States Army Paratroopers in World War II and earned the distinguished medal of a Purple Heart.
    He ran his own propane business and then entered real estate and an appraisal business working until 2008.
    He is survived by his wife, Una, his other loves, his children, Kathleen and Tim Holt, Susan and Jim Russell, Mary Jean and Randy Saylor and William Sandlin. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Natalie Holt, TSgt USAF T. Jason Holt, Melissa Russell, Jesse Russell, Jordan Sandlin, Carrie Saylor, Aylim Gerig and a great-granddaughter, Kaitlin Holt, all of whom he adored.
    He is also survived by his sister, June Sherman. He loved easily and laughed hard and had many friends and relatives who loved him and will miss him and his stories and songs.
    He was pre-deceased by his first wife, Mary. His brother, Walter Billings and many dear, life long friends. It has been our privilege to love him and be loved by him. He was our world and we were his. He taught  us all of life’s great lessons- love, respect, kindness, a love of nature- to laugh, sing and dance and taught them well. We are so grateful he was ours. He passed peacefully with his true love Una, who took such kind loving care of him and his daughters, Kathy and Jeannnie by his side, with his daughter Susie and son Bill there in his heart. Thank you, Dad, for the cherished memories in our hearts- we will love you forever.
    According to his wishes, he was cremated in North Carolina. There is a memorial schedule service in the Spring to be held by his beloved river and final resting place. That date will be announced. Those who want to make a final donation can do so to the Hospice and Palliative care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, North Carolina, 28081.
    “The drop grows happy by losing itself in the river.”- Mirza Ghalib
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