Ray Sanford

Ray Sanford

Funeral services for Mr. Sanford will be Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Jason Lohorn officiating. Interment will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 1-6 p.m. and Monday after 11 a.m. at Ligon & Bobo.

Mr. Sanford, age 85, of Lebanon, passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at University Medical Center.

Born Oct. 15, 1928, in Wilson County, he is the son of the late Walter Donald and Mattie Lou Smith Sanford. He was a carpenter and a farmer and a member of Rocky Valley Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Joyce Ann Tribble Sanford on March 23, 2012; two sisters, Mamie Hollis, Emma Lain; and four brothers, Durward, Joe, Clinton and Porter Sanford.

He is survived by five children, Steve Sanford, Kerry (Marrietta) Sanford, Lou Ann (Roger) Hutto, all of Lebanon, Wanda (Danny) Binkley, of Hendersonville, David (Melissa) Sanford, of Lebanon; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Danny Sanford, Brian, Zach and Craig Hutto, Matthew Sanford and Cody Sanford.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements. 

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