Sandifer, Larry Dwayne

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December 8, 1959 - March 26, 2018

Sandifer, Larry Dwayne

Larry Dwayne Sandifer, 58, went home to be with The Lord on March 26, 2018 after a long battle with cancer.  Larry was a devoted Christian who cherished his family.  His firm belief in Jesus carried him through all adversity.  He was born to Ennis Kenneth and Peggy Elaine Sandifer in Grand Saline, Texas on December 8, 1959.

Larry served in Law Enforcement his entire professional career.  He started with the Mineola Police Department in 1982 and subsequently successfully served with Quitman Police Department, Wood County Sheriff’s Office, Farmers Branch Police Department and most recently as Investigator with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office.

He loved spending time with his family, riding his motorcycle and singing with his Southern Gospel Quartet.  Larry’s life was characterized by a servant’s heart.  We can hear Jesus say the words: “… ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.  Matthew 25:23

Larry was blessed with a loving family.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Peggy Elaine Sandifer.

He leaves to cherish his memory, wife, Maria Sandifer; father, Ennis Kenneth Sandifer;  children, Nicholas Dwayne Sandifer and wife, Melena of Van, Texas, Lindsey Jordan Sandifer, Juan Antonio De la Cruz Jr, Eric Jonathan De la Cruz, Sophia Aiyana Thomas-Bear; grand children, Rexi Lyn Sandifer, Kutter Dwayne Sandifer and Bowen J. Sandifer; sister, Terri Sandifer Dievendorf of Mineola, Texas; brother, Jeffrey Sandifer of Mineola, Texas; and all other extended family.

A visitation will be held from 6:00 -8:00 pm on Thursday March 29, 2018 in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Friday March 30, 2018 in the Brooks Family Chapel at the North Dallas Funeral Home.

Interment will follow at Concord Cemetery in Hainseville/Mineola, Texas.

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Kristi Mahoney

March 30, 2018 9:18AM

I only briefly knew Larry through Lori. He was a sweet many and a good cop. Praying for your peace through these tough times. He will be missed.

Lydia Marruffo

March 29, 2018 6:24PM

Det.Sandifer was such a pleasure to work with. Always had a smile and a joke for his fellow officers and us jailors. You will be missed!

Mr.& Mrs. Rezna Scott

March 29, 2018 2:37PM

Our heart goes out to our sister, Maria, and the family. You and Larry have always been great to us and we'll never forget the memories and Larry's great smile and spirit. May the Lord hold him forever and may he stay in our hearts until we all meet again. We'll never forget you. Rest in peace brother...

Diana Pulido

March 29, 2018 1:02PM

My condolences Maria, my sweet Friend. I did not get the honor of meeting Larry, but by the way you talked of him he loved you much and took care of everyone very well. Prayers to you and your family.

Chris Stewart

March 29, 2018 12:59PM

With my sympathy to you and family, Maria. I'm sorry I never got to meet him but know he found comfort with you. Chris


March 29, 2018 11:28AM

Though my family only met him on a few occasions, he made a mighty impact on us. He had such a sweet spirit and it was obvious that he was a follower of Christ. He definitely made this world a better place.


March 29, 2018 11:09AM

I loved working with you my friend and missed your energy after you retired from the Branch. Rest easy now.

Virgil & LaVerne Ellzey

March 29, 2018 7:20AM

Larry was a fine officer and friend always enjoyed working with him. You will be missed. RIP

Mr.& Mrs. William Cook

March 28, 2018 8:15PM

We will miss you so much brother in law. May you rest in peace. Our condolences to the Sandifer family.

Karen Blair

March 28, 2018 7:22PM

So many sweet memories! Love and prayers to the family!