Hugh Bo Bandy
May 4, 1951 – Feb. 18, 2021
Hugh Bo Bandy, of Cleveland, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021.
He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Janet L Bandy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James C. Bandy and Wilma A. Bandy; brother, Leon Bandy; nephew, Bradley Campbell; mother-in-law/father-in-law, Leona and Clifford Elliott; brother-in-law/sister-in-law, Jeanne and Morgan Robertson.
He was the loving father of Chris (fiancée, Keira McEntire) of Heber City, Utah, and Selina (Mark) Mayfield of Cleveland; grandchildren: Joey (wife, Maddie) Mayfield, Jeremy Mayfield and Jessica Mayfield (“precious”); siblings: Judy (Charles) Curtis of Marietta Ga., Bill (Linda) Bandy of Wolf Creek of Murphy, N.C., Ed Bandy of Cleveland, Carol (Mike) Campbell of Blue Ridge, Ga.; six nieces/nephews: Stacey Brown, Eric Curtis, Jerry Bandy, Susan B. Guess, Beth Whitener and Jason Bandy; 10 great-nieces/nephews; four great-great-nieces/nephews.
Also surviving are Janet’s caring family: sister-in-law, Anne Cunningham (spouse Max Cunningham); brothers-in-law: Eddie, Ray (spouse Brenda) and Sam Elliott; many nieces and nephews; and longtime dear friend, Greta Parker.
Bo was born in Copperhill on May 4, 1951. He played basketball and drove the school bus while at Hiawassee Dam High School. He went to the University of North Carolina at Asheville for a year — he regretted not finishing.
Bo was a meticulous truck driver for 47 years. His work ethic always included leaving one hour ahead of schedule and always driving safely. He loved his fur babies.
Bo was an ever-present and involved member of Cleveland Church of the Nazarene, where he served in many positions.
The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 5 p.m. today, Feb. 21, 2021, at The Cleveland First Church of the Nazarene.
A Celebration of Life Service will follow the visitation at 5 p.m., at the church.
Bo will forever remain an ever-present figure in the lives of his loving family and friends.
You are invited to share a personal memory of Bo or your condolences with his family at his online memorial located at www.companionfunerals.com