Cover photo for James Earl Sandifer's Obituary
James Earl Sandifer Profile Photo
1933 Jim 2024

James Earl Sandifer

October 29, 1933 — April 7, 2024

Carmel

James “Jim” Earl Sandifer, 90, Carmel, went home to be with his Lord April 7, 2024. He was born in Anderson, IN to J. Earl Sandifer and Helen “Betty” (Brown) Sandifer. Jim graduated from Anderson High School, followed by B.A. and J.D. degrees from Indiana University. Jim proudly served his country through the Army and Army Reserves, while he also developed a legal practice. Jim continued to serve as an attorney for 62 years, where he was called to serve individuals in great need. 

In his free time, Jim took great joy in cheering on his Indiana Hoosiers, rarely missing a game. Jim spent much of his time looking for his errant golf balls with the Brookshire Senior Men’s Club. Jim also enjoyed gardening and landscaping, and he was a graduate of the Purdue University Extension Master Gardener Program. However, Jim’s greatest joy was spending time with his family and reveling in the accomplishments of his grandchildren. 

Jim was an active community servant, serving many organizations such as the Indianapolis Zoo, Castleton United Methodist Church, Boy Scout Troop 133, and District Chair of BSA Crossroads of America Council Northeast District. 

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, along with brother Jerry B. Sandifer. 

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Helen “Kay” (Collings) Sandifer, children J. Edward “Ed” (Mari) Sandifer, Susanna K. Sandifer, grandchildren Elizabeth “Betsy” K. (Jake) Mickel, and John “Jack” E. Sandifer. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 6060 Castleway W. Dr. Indianapolis, IN 46250, or by clicking the link here: https://salarmy.us/JimSandifer

Visitation will be held Saturday April 20th from 10-12pm at Flanner Buchanan-Oaklawn Memorial Gardens (Good Shepherd Chapel), 9700 Allisonville Rd. Indianapolis. Funeral services will begin there at 12pm. 

Online condolences may be shared at www.flannerbuchanan.com

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of James Earl Sandifer, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, April 20, 2024

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Flanner Buchanan-Oaklawn Memorial Gardens (Good Shepherd Chapel)

9700 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46250

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Memorial Service

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Flanner Buchanan-Oaklawn Memorial Gardens (Good Shepherd Chapel)

9700 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46250

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 616

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree