William Sandefur

William Sandefur

November 22, 1965 - January 06, 2022

William Sandefur

November 22, 1965 - January 06, 2022


Willam Ray Sandefur’s Obituary- January, 2022


William (Bill) Ray Sandefur passed away on Thursday, January 6th, in Dana Point, California at the age of 56.  He is now in the arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Bill was born on November 22, 1965 in Greeley, Colorado. He lived in Englewood, Colorado; Cypress, California; Carson City, Nevada; San Clemente, and Dana Point, California.

He graduated from Cypress High School, and attended Cypress College and Orange Coast College.

Bill was an avid sports fan and was very athletic himself.  He played basketball, football, ice-hockey, baseball, lacrosse, was a gymnast, a good swimmer and diver, enjoyed roller-blading and bicycling on the beach, and loved to ski.   He attended many sporting events and watched them on TV.  His favorite teams were: the Washington State Cougars, Denver Broncos, California Angels, and the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.

Bill’s career was in Hospitality with food and beverage.  He loved to use his culinary skills to cook delicious meals for his friends and family.  He also loved to listen to music and attend live rock and roll concerts. Bill loved animals, especially his dogs; King, Peanuts, and his most beloved, Sadie.

His greatest joy and passion was being a father to his son, Cody. When Cody attended Washington State University, Bill loved flying up to Pullman, WA. for Father’s Weekend.  Together, they attended several festivities, the football game, and Bill cooked up several meals for Cody’s roommates and fraternity brothers.  He was known by everyone as being kind, fun-loving, compassionate, the coolest, hardworking, great sense of humor with a beautiful smile, and caring.  He brought so much joy and happiness to his friends and family.

Bill is survived by his son, William Cody Sandefur from Seattle, Washington.  His parents, Don and Janet Sandefur, from The Villages, Florida; his sister, Shelly Sandefur-Gibson, and niece Emma from Acworth, Georgia.   He also left behind his Aunt and Uncle, Carin and Dan Baker from Hayden Lake, Idaho; Aunt and Uncle, Betty and Gary James from Reynolds Plantation, Georgia; Aunt and Uncle Wanda and Bob Sandefur from Vidalia, Georgia; former wife Stephanie Sandefur from Carson City, Nevada with her two children, Sierra and Nick; family members Bill and Phyllis McFillen from Reno, Nevada; Terri Jefferies of Wheat Ridge Colorado, and several cousins.

Cody and Shelly together in Southern California greeted Bill’s friends on January 15th in San Clemente and the 16th in Cypress to celebrate Bill’s life and legacy. Family celebration will be scheduled at a late date with location.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Bill’s name to either the American Cancer Society or to your favorite charity.





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10 responses to William Sandefur

  1. You left an indelible mark and legacy Bill. Condolences to your great family. Cypress High School Class of 1984.

  2. We have such fond memories of Billy (Bill). He had such a good time spending the summer with Mom and Dad and naturing a baby squirrel back to life when he was a young boy. He had such a good heart and very energetic. His was an awesome dad. Gone way to soon. RIP Billy.

  3. Carin Baker says:

    So many great memories with my #1 nephew! We could talk about anything! He was not only kind hearted, he was outgoing, loved a challenge and could climb on any high railing, roof, cliff , walll!! His grandpa Chuck Richards would brag about his athletic abilities! They are together now ( I call it a long vacation) , waiting for us to walk through the pearly gates of heaven to greet us! We were so fortunate to have him in our lives but he went too soon. There will be an empty hole in everyone’s heart that knew him .. I pray for his son, parents, extended family and friends to have peace knowing he made a difference in all that knew him.

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