James Robert Sanford
December 12, 1954 -
January 1, 2014
Memorial services for James Robert “Jim” Sanford, age 59, of Centerville, and formerly of Liberty, will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, January 4, 2014 at the Walters Funeral Home in Centerville. Todd McAdams will officiate the service. A visitation will be held on Saturday from 1:00 P.M. until the time of services at the funeral home.
James Robert “Jim” Sanford was born on December 12, 1954 in Tacoma, Washington to John Leroy Sanford & Jo Yeager. He grew up in Salem, Oregon and worked as a gas control operator. Jim had lived in Centerville since 2006, coming from Liberty, Texas. He was a member an deacon at the Church of Christ in Centerville and also a very active member and parliamentarian of L.C.E.R.T (Leon County Community Emergency Response Team). Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing the guitar and singing. He also enjoyed farming and gardening, and he held a general license as a Ham Operator Jim passed away on January 1, 2014 in Madisonville, Texas.
Surviving family members include wife, Dianne Sanford of Centerville; father, John Sanford; mother, Jo Yeager; daughters & sons-in-law, Sharon & Jeremy Boyd of Waxahachie, Terra & Larry Camp of Longview and Emily Sanford of Allen; brother, Jack Sanford of Salem, Oregon; sisters, Jane Fitzgerald of Rutland, Massachusetts and Jean Brooks of Salem, Oregon and grandchildren, Logan, Colton, Owen & Lily Boyd and Titus and Solomon Camp.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sacred Selections, a group that funds Christian adoptions, at www.sacredselections.org, or1608 Manasco Circle, Folsom, CA 95630.
Walters Funeral Home in Centerville, Texas is in charge of all arrangements.