Memorial service is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 26, at First Baptist Church for Foster "Gene" Sandlin of Artesia, N.M.
Mr. Sandlin, 91, died Thursday, January 17, 2019 at his home.
Rev. Rick Sullivan will officiate at the services. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary.
Gene was born October 4, 1927 in Jasper, Florida, the son of Kirby and Jeputha Sandlin.
On June 3, 1949 he married Mattie Anne Brorsen in Live Oak, Florida. They moved to Artesia in 1953 and made Artesia their home.
Gene worked many jobs in the oil and gas industry with working for Navajo Refinery for over 30 years before retiring as a Systems Operator. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church before he couldn't make it to church anymore. Gene was also a lifetime member of the N.R.A. and enjoyed working on old cars when he had the chance to. He was an avid hunter and a collector of shotguns. Most people will remember him by seeing him walking almost everywhere he went.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents; son Foster E. Sandlin; two sisters; and a brother.
He is survived by his wife Mattie of the family home; son Kirby L. Sandlin and wife Brenda of Roswell, N.M.; and a host of friends and church family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Mexico Baptist Children's Home in Portales, N.M.