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Timothy D. Sands

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“i love you and miss you grandpa tim <3 your granddaughter , Jade ”
1 of 35 | Posted by: jade - granbury, TX - grandauhter

“So sorry to hear of your loss my thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time. I truly believe he is now one of gods angels & will...Read More »
2 of 35 | Posted by: Brenda L. Howard - WILTON, IA

“My mom and dad ( Bill and Margaret Jones) taking us over to Sand's farm for frog legs and pancakes for breakfast. To much fun catching the frogs and...Read More »
3 of 35 | Posted by: Ron Jones - Boulder,, CO

“I got to know Tim Sands in the years that I worked at the track in Memphis, MO where Tim raced alot during the 2004 - 2006 seasons. He was always a...Read More »
4 of 35 | Posted by: Brian Neal - Monmouth, IL

“Julie and Family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. ”
5 of 35 | Posted by: Keith Simmons - Farley, IA

“Julie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. I pray the Lord will give you peace and strength as you face the...Read More »
6 of 35 | Posted by: Nancy Sparrow - IA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Tim's family -- especially Frank and Patty To Tim's wife, we were neighbors of Don and Mildred and our kids played...Read More »
7 of 35 | Posted by: Bill & Margaret Jones - Boulder, CO

“With deepest sympathy, Max and Jane Chown ”
8 of 35 | Posted by: Max and Jane Chown - AR - friend

“Tim was a very special Person. I was lucky to have met him whiles I was taking pics at Memphis mo track. Iam very sorry for you lost . Our prayer and...Read More »
9 of 35 | Posted by: Jody Pinkston (gypsyracing pics ) - MO

“Dear Family and Friends, You have my deepest sympathies. I am the announcer at West Liberty and I feel truly blessed for having known such a...Read More »
10 of 35 | Posted by: Jerry Mackey - Cedar Rapids

“Julie, My thoughts are with you and your family. Amy ”
11 of 35 | Posted by: Amy Bowman - Iowa City, IA

“Julie and family,Sending you my deepest sympathy on your loss.Keep the memories close to your heart. Keeping you all in my prayers. Cindy Krogh...Read More »
12 of 35 | Posted by: Cindy MacGowan - west liberty, IA

“Dear Family, and yes you are still my family... Julie, Jen, Ben, Steven and grand babies, My deepest sympathy to you all on the loss of a wonderful...Read More »
13 of 35 | Posted by: Susan Murdock - Conesville, IA

“Tim was taken from us way to soon. I only got to talk to him a couple of times, but I am glad I got too ! He was telling me about a couple of...Read More »
14 of 35 | Posted by: Elmer Arnold - Sperry, IA

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May your loving memories of Tim bring you some peace. Its obvious he was loved by many. One day at a...Read More »
15 of 35 | Posted by: Kim Lopez - Durant, IA

“I know tim from racing. tim was a very good friend and very nice guy. He will be missed in racing and in everyday life. They don,t come any better...Read More »
16 of 35 | Posted by: Randy Stalder - Washington

“Jenn, Pat, Dana and family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Brad and Deb ”
17 of 35 | Posted by: Deb Booth - West Chester, IA

“Jennifer and Family- I am so very sorry for your loss. He was a great guy. To the man with a heart of gold. You will be missed so dearly. For years...Read More »
18 of 35 | Posted by: Marshel Stalder - Washington, IA

“Dear Frank, Patty and families as well as Tim''s family - I knew your parents from the time I was very young as we went to the Cotter United...Read More »
19 of 35 | Posted by: Judy and Tom Murphy - Washington, IA

“I worked with Tim at River Products. He was always smiling and the nicest person any could come across. He will be greatly missed by so many. Your...Read More »
20 of 35 | Posted by: Michelle Sobaski - Cedar Rapids, IA

“I remember Tim from way back! Thoughts and prayers to all! ”
21 of 35 | Posted by: Kitty Bennett Brooks - wayland, IA

“Our deepest sympathy to the family of Tim Sands. He was a great racing friend and will be missed by all ! Andy Eckrich Racing #56 ”
22 of 35 | Posted by: Eckrich Racing - Oxford,, IA

“Tim R.I.P. my friend. We got to know you thru Modified Racing and racing with you for 9 yrs. You are without question one of the classicist people...Read More »
23 of 35 | Posted by: Rick and Adam Davis - IA - friend

“Julie and family - So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. May memories comfort you in the next...Read More »
24 of 35 | Posted by: Missy Murdock Thomas - Kalona, IA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Glen worked with Tim for 12 years at River Products. He always had a smile on his face and enjoyed...Read More »
25 of 35 | Posted by: Glen and Loretta Gronewold - IA

“Our deepest sympathy to the family of Tim Sands. He was a great racing friend and will be missed by all. Heaven has gained our loss. 23B Racing......Read More »
26 of 35 | Posted by: Gail Niffenegger - washington, IA

“Julie and family, Sorry to hear about Tim. He always had a smile . Jerry enjoyed working with him for 5 years at River Product. They worked hard...Read More »
27 of 35 | Posted by: Jerry, Barb and Doug Wood - IA

“Tim, and family, I will miss you and sorry that this happen. My condolencenses to the family. I know that you enjoyed what you did, and will still...Read More »
28 of 35 | Posted by: Arlo Graham - Washington, IA

“Our prayers are with Tim's Family and Friends. VandeKamp Racing Ron & Cindy VandeKamp Toby VandeKamp #46 Tyler VandeKamp #51 ”
29 of 35 | Posted by: VandeKamp Racing - Knoxville, IA

“Frankie and family. Tim's smile and friendly personality will be truly missed. Words, however kind, can't mend your heartache. Those who care and...Read More »
30 of 35 | Posted by: Dale & Ada Sue Sands - IA

“I'm so sorry for your loss Ben! My heart goes out to you and your family! I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers as you go thru this sad...Read More »
31 of 35 | Posted by: Connie Hugins - North English, IA

“Love you so much, Jenn, Ben, and Julie. One moment at a time. One day at a time. Keep the memories near and dear and your dad -Tim. Will always be...Read More »
32 of 35 | Posted by: Missy (Conway)Troyer - Lone Tree, IA

“To Frank and all Tim`s Family,I`m so very sorry to hear of Tim`s passing and wish you all comfort in the days to come. He was a caring, loving person...Read More »
33 of 35 | Posted by: Teresa (Garrison) Bieritz - IA

“Tim will be sadly missed along with his smile and positive outlook on life. His family is in my thoughts and prayers. ”
34 of 35 | Posted by: Deb Tisor - Waihington, IA

“Just wanted to say that I am so sorry for your loss!!! I am thinking of each and everyone of you at this time! I just lost my own Mother so I know...Read More »
35 of 35 | Posted by: Mark Smith - Washington, IA


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Timothy D. "Tim" Sands, age 48, of Conesville, Iowa, died Friday, June 8th from injuries suffered at the CJ Speedway.

Celebration of life services will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the United Presbyterian Church in Washington with services officiated by Linda Nicklin. Visitation will begin 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Jones & Eden Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 5:00 until 8:00 Wednesday evening. Interment will take place at the Oregon Township Cemetery in Ainsworth, Iowa. A general memorial has been established. Online condolences may be sent for Tim's family through the website at www.jonesfh.com

Tim was born July 11, 1963 in Des Moines, Iowa the son of Donald Frank and Mildred Elena (Anderson) Sands. He attended school in Columbus Junction and graduated from Columbus Community High School in 1982. He attended Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

Tim lived all of his life in Cotter and Conesville. He worked at River Products in Iowa City, Iowa, where he was Supervisor of special projects and was also a Field Welder. He enjoyed fishing with his kids, taking his family to ride go-karts, going out to eat, and going deer and pheasant hunting. He enjoyed mud running and his passion in life was racing cars and working on his race car.

He is survived by his wife, Julie Denkmann of Conesville, Iowa; daughter, Jennifer Sands of Cotter, Iowa; son, Benjamin "Ben" Sands and Kirsten Reed of Cotter, Iowa; son, Steven Denkmann of Tybee Island, Georgia; three grandchildren, Jade, Malakai, and Owen; sister, Pat Moyer and her children, Dana and Tim Moyer of Washington, Iowa; brother, Frank Sands of Cotter, Iowa; many nieces and nephews; brother-in-law Bob Murdock and wife Lisa of Niles, Michigan; brother-in-law, Mike Murdock of Conesville, Iowa; and sister-in-law Linda Nicklin and husband Bill of Douds, Iowa.

Tim was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Mildred Sands, father-in-law Robert Murdock, brother-in-law, Rick Murdock, and a niece, Lindsey Smith.

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