Warren F. Bandy, 85, of Terre Haute, died 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, in Union Hospital. He was a teacher for the Clay Community Schools. Mr. Bandy was born Feb. 13, 1921, in Terre Haute to Frank Bandy and Lulu Price Bandy.
Survivors include his wife, Arletta Miller Bandy, whom he married May 12, 1946; one son, Kenneth J. Bandy, his wife, Shelby and one grandson, Kyle Matthew Bandy, all of Indianapolis, IN; two sisters, Frances Harris of Port Charlotte, FL and Nellie Rogers of Terre haute. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Martha Bandy.
Mr. Bandy was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church, Euclid Lodge 573 F. & A.M., Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute, Terre Haute York Rite Chapter 11, Zorah Shrine, Indiana Retired Teachers Association, National Education Association, Clay Community Retired Teachers, Indiana LST Association, the Senior Seekers and a former member of the Terre Haute Symphony. He also played bass with the Leo Baxter Band for 46 years and also with the Swinging Nobles. He graduated from Glenn High School in 1939 and received a bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from Indiana State University. He served in the Navy during WWII from July 4, 1942, to Jan. 11, 1946, on two LSTs and the light cruiser, USS Vincennes, serving 29 months of sea duty in the South pacific. The LST 488 fought from Guadalcanal to Bougainville in the Solomon Islands and the LST 710 was in the invasion of Luzon in the Philippine Islands. He served six months on the USS Vincennes making a goodwill tour of islands in the South Pacific and New Zealand.
Funeral services will be conducted 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006, at Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, 605 S. 25th St. with Reverend Scott Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends, if they desire, may make donations to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2001 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63131-3597, or Memorial United Methodist Church, 2701 Poplar St., Terre Haute, IN 47803, or the charity of your choice.