Visitation will be today, April 21, 2012, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Collins-Burke Funeral Home Parlor. Funeral services will be held at noon on Sunday, April 22, 2012, in the Collins-Burke Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Tony Gaskin and Tim Sartain will officiate. Pallbearers will be the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Pink Sanford; mother, Emma Odom Sanford; wife, Mary Frances Sanford; son, Donald Sanford; daughter, Judy Sanford; brothers, Buster Sanford, Tommy Sanford, Pearson Sanford and Franklin “Bucky” Sanford; sisters, Eloise Key and Helen Rhodes; grandson, Christopher Brown; and great-grandsons, William Christopher Alexander and Noah Roy Alexander.
He is survived by daughters, Karen K. Marion and Linda Patterson; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.