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William Douglas Sanford

April 11, 1938 January 6, 2018
William Douglas Sanford
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Obituary for William Douglas Sanford

William Douglas Sanford, 79, died Saturday, January 6, 2018, at his home in Oxford, MS. The funeral service will be held Friday, January 12, 2018, at 12:30 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church with Rev. Curt Presley officiating. Visitation will begin at 11:30 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Burial will take place in West Memphis Veterans Cemetery in Memphis, TN at a later date. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  

Born in Jackson, MS, to Clifton V.  and Rowena Susan Puckett Sanford, Mr. Sanford was a retired small business owner and investment banker. He grew up in central Mississippi and was a member of Kappa Sigma at Mississippi State. Mr. Sanford was a veteran of the United States Army Paratroopers and achieved the rank of Army First Lieutenant. He enjoyed reading, gardening and fishing on the Gulf Coast. He was married to Belinda Sanford Ondo.  

Mr. Sanford is survived by his daughter, Shea Sanford Shelton and her husband, Chris of Collierville, TN; sons, Doug Sanford and his wife, Terri of Oxford and Craig Sanford and his wife, Marcy of Tampa, FL; brother, Charles Pat Sanford of Columbia, MS and five grandchildren.

Memorial contributions in Mr. Sanford’s memory may be made to Christ Presbyterian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 921, Oxford, MS 38655.

In honor of Mr. Sanford’s service to our country, the flag of the United States Army will be flown at Waller Funeral Home.


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Visitation

Friday

12

Jan

11:30 AM 1/12/2018 11:30:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1/12/2018 12:30:00 PM
Christ Presbyterian Church

1720 University Avenue
Oxford, MS 38655

Christ Presbyterian Church
1720 University Avenue Oxford 38655 MS
United States

Service

Friday

12

Jan

12:30 PM 1/12/2018 12:30:00 PM
Christ Presbyterian Church

1720 University Avenue
Oxford, MS 38655

Christ Presbyterian Church
1720 University Avenue Oxford 38655 MS
United States
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