Gandy, Gene

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Gandy, Gene Gender: M
born on 28 April 1931 at 10:45 (= 10:45 AM )
Place Navarro, Texas, 32n00, 96w23
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 07°26' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 19°06 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 22°58'


American steelworker who was a victim of the 'Daingerfield church shooting,' a mass murder that occurred at the First Baptist Church in Daingerfield, Texas, United States on 22 June 1980. Alvin Lee King III, a former high school teacher, armed with a scoped, semi-automatic XM16E1-type derivative, an M1 carbine, and two revolvers, killed Gandy and another four people and wounded 10 others, after members of the church had declined his request to appear as character witnesses in a trial in which he was charged with raping his daughter.

Gandy was shot just below the heart at about 11:30 AM and died in a nearby hospital about 10:30 PM of 22 June 1980.

King was arrested after shooting himself and charged with five counts of murder and ten counts of attempted murder, but committed suicide in his prison cell in the Daingerfield jail at around 4:30 AM on 19 January 1982, before he could be convicted.

Link to Daingerfield church shooting


  • associate relationship with Truitt, Kenneth (born 30 October 1930). Notes: Victims of same shooting


  • Death by Homicide 22 June 1980 at 10:30 PM in Daingerfield (Gunshot wounds, age 49)
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  • Health : Violent trauma 22 June 1980 at 11:30 AM in Daingerfield (Shot by gunman)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate. Birth date from United States Social Security Death Index.


  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Homicide victim
  • Vocation : Misc. : Factory work (Steelworker)