Aaron Michael Sands, affectionately known as Mikey by his family and close friends, was born August 25, 1977, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mike was four minutes younger than his twin sister, Amanda Michelle. Manda and Mike shared a true twin bond, affectionately calling each other "wombmates" throughout their lives. Mike lived in the Oklahoma City area all of his life. He attended Putnam City Schools for all 13 of his years of school and graduated from Putnam City West in 1996. He was an outstanding football player and wrestler while at Western Oaks Junior High and PC West. Mike attended OSU-Okmulgee where he earned an associate degree and became a certified GM mechanic. Mike worked for NAPA Auto Parts for more than 15 years. He was a parts specialist, servicing all vehicles for the City of Oklahoma City at the time of his passing. Mike passed away at the home of his twin sister in Edmond on November 6, 2021, surrounded by his family and after having valiantly fought esophageal cancer. Mike is survived by his mother, Jan Sands, of the home, sister Julie Tiller and her husband Steve of Oklahoma City; brother, Glenn Sands and wife Kim of Parker, Colorado; his twin, Dr. Amanda Dorough and her husband Axton, and their children Kieran and Trinity of Edmond; nieces and nephews, Jennifer Blankenship, her husband Mike and their children Alexia and Janna of Cape Coral, FL, Dr. Glennda Tiller, her wife Autumn, and their son Dev of Tulsa; Devren Tiller, his wife Lydia, and their children Keegan and a baby boy due in January of Oklahoma City; Wesley Cowan, his wife Lynsie, and their children Torie, Avery, and Arrow; and his lifelong best friends, Nic Aber, his wife Frauna, and their children, Triston and Kaden. Mike was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Glenn and Gladys White of Carnegie, Oklahoma. Mike and his family were exceptionally close, all of whom came together to care for Mike during his illness. Mike always loved being with his family and friends, in the out of doors, at the lake, camping, boating, playing volleyball, or fishing. He had an incredible mind when it came to car engines. He could just listen to an engine and diagnose what was wrong with it. Mike really enjoyed being knowledgeable on a wide-range of subjects. Talking to Mike was always a learning experience. Mike loved anything that was mechanical as he understood the complexity and engineering. Mike left an indelible mark on anyone who knew him. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends alike. A gathering to celebrate Mike's life will be held Saturday, November 13, 2021, at 11:00am in the Gathering Room at Smith & Kernke at 14624 N. May Ave, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Dress is casual. Please wear anything red or OU.Mike left important instructions for his family and friends, "Be kind, love one another, and be good to each other."