Sandy was born in Lenoir County to the late Jesse Blizzard and mother Frances Blizzard who still resides there.
He attended South Lenoir High School in Deep Run, North Carolina before moving to Beaufort County as a Manager of Endicott Johnson's Shoe Store.
Sandy spent most of his professional career working at the Washington Police Department where he obtained the rank of Major and Deputy Chief of Police before retiring in 2012 after serving the Washington Community for 29 years.
He has been married to Velvet Hodges Blizzard of Chocowinity for the past 35 years. He has two daughters Ashley Kennedy and Chrisy Ronan; as well as 5 grandchildren.
He has been employed part-time at Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Services and Washington Cremations since August 2021.