Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

September 18, 2013

Samuel (Sammy) Ray Sanford

Jacksonville Daily Progress

JACKSONVILLE — A memorial service honoring the life of Sammy Sanford will be held Thurs., Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. at Boren Conner Funeral Home.

Sammy was born in Cherokee County on Feb. 9, 1949 to Samuel Dewie and Louise Sanford. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Jason Eric and Samuel Sanford Jr., and one sister, Lela Burns Swinney.

Sammy passed away peacefully at his home on Sept. 14, 2013 after an extended illness. He was a blessing to the people whose lives he touched and will be greatly missed by all.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Beverly Sanford; one son, Sammy Dewayne Sanford and wife, Heather; two grandsons (that he loved dearly) Brady Sanford and Tristin Turner of Jacksonville. He is also survived by one brother, Neal Sanford and wife Barbara; three sisters, Wanda Hughes, Brenda Beck and husband Philip, and Deborah Haley and husband Melvin; one sister-in-law Barbara Gail Seidl, several nieces and nephews and special friend, Debbie McDaniel.

Visitation will be held at Boren Conner Funeral Home on Thurs., Sept. 19 at 1 p.m., one hour prior to the memorial service.