Saturday, December 17, 2011

Emmet Cecil Sanford

Mr. Emmett Cecil Sanford, Jr., age 76, of Vernon and Destin, FL, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at his residence in Destin.

Mr. Sanford was born Sept. 7, 1935 in Townley, AL, to the late Emmett Cecil Sanford, Sr. and Pauline Sanford. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was the founder of Sanford Enterprises. Mr. Sanford was a member of the Vernon Church of Christ and served there as an elder for a number of years and directed singing.

Funeral services will be Monday at 2:00 at the Vernon Church of Christ with Burt Hankins and Eddie Finch officiating. Burial will follow at Vernon City Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday 12-2 prior to the service at the church.

Survivors are his wife, Kay Sanford of Vernon; son, Barry (Shannon) Sanford of Columbus; two daughters, Sheril (Freddie) Wilson of Tuscaloosa and Lori (Bobby) Dolan of Florence; three brothers, Michael Sanford, Dr. Jon Sanford, and Bill Sanford; and sister, Mary Lee.

Courtesy of Chandler Funeral Home.