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Lee Roy Sanford

January 1, 1926 ~ September 14, 2021 (age 95)

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Lee Roy Sanford, 95, of Folkston, GA passed away Tuesday, September 14 in Fernandina Beach, FL.  He was born January 1, 1926 in Fitzgerald, GA to the late Fred Lee Sanford and Bessie Jacobs Sanford.  He proudly served his country in the US Navy during WWII.  He retired from the City of Jacksonville Motor Pool.  He was a faithful member of Grace Chapel Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife:  Dorothy Earlyne McCrimmon Sanford; 2-sisters:  Delia Faye Sanford and Betty Todd; a brother:  John William Sanford; a granddaughter:  Dana Hatfield King; 2-great granddaughters:  Ariel King and Brealyn Nesmith and a daughter-in-law:  Brenda Sanford. 

He is survived by his children:  Glenda (Tommy) Fullard, Gary Lee Sanford and Rhonda Kay Farnham; 2-sisters:  Dorothy Pearce, Marie Miller; a brother:  Fred Sanford, Jr.; 9-grandchildren:  Jason Hatfield, Amanda Moore, Earlyne Wallace, Joseph Sanford, Melissa (Josh) Hyers, Miles Farnham, Jeremy Farnham, Macy Farnham and Ashley Strawmier; 9-great grandchildren:  Trevor Tomko, Jamison Byrd, Brantley Hyers, Charity Wallace, Liam Wallace, Ryan Wallace, Harrison Farnham, Wade Farnham and London Smith; 4-great great grandchildren:  Colton, Myla, Payton and Liberty and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Grace Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. John Boatwright officiating.  The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service at the church.  Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Tommy Fullard, Jason Hatfield, Joseph Sanford, Miles Farnham, Chris McKendree and Trevor Tomko.

Due to Covid-19, the family would like to ask all attendees to please follow the rules of social distancing and face masks are recommended at the service.  Also, anyone that does not feel comfortable with attending the service, the family would like you to know they understand and covet your prayers.

Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at  Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home, 526 Oakwood Street, Folkston, Georgia 31537.

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September 30, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Grace Chapel Baptist Church

Funeral Service
September 30, 2021

2:00 PM
Grace Chapel Baptist Church

September 30, 2021

3:00 PM
Bethel Cemetery

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