October 5, 1942 - August 26, 2020
James Price “Jim” Sanford, 77 of Memphis, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis after a brief illness with Covid-19. Jim was a communicant of the Catholic Church. He was born on October 5, 1942 to the late Robert J. Sanford and Lotis Denton Sanford in Bogota, Tennessee. He graduated from Aurora Missouri High School where he was a popular student and standout half back on the football team and recognized as one of the top hurdlers in Missouri track competition. After high school he attended Southwest Missouri State College while working in a creamery in Aurora for several years to pay for college expenses. In 1961 Jim volunteered for the U.S. Navy and served his country admirably serving four years as a Navy Hospital Corpsman. After discharge from the Navy in 1965 he moved to Memphis to attend the University of Memphis where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree while working for Velsicol Chemical in Memphis. He later held management positions at Vesicol Chemical. Jim was an avid golfer who enjoyed playing golf at Windyke Country Club. Jim also had a passion for landscaping his lawn that was always the envy of the neighborhood. Jim’s passion for gardening was handed down to him by his Granny and eventually passed on to his daughter Stephanie, an award-winning landscape designer. His son Jimmy became a successful FEDEX pilot and instructor. He is survived by his two children Jimmy (Kentra) Sanford of Memphis and Stephanie (Sara) Sanford of Deerfield, New Hampshire and three grandchildren Price Sanford, Landry Sanford and Ryder Sanford. He is also survived by his four siblings Sissy (Tom) Hubbard of Jackson, Tennessee, Dave (Jane) Sanford of Fort Myers, Florida, Gerald (Brenda) Sanford of Franklin, Tennessee and Bob (Missy) Sanford of Knoxville, Tennessee.
James Price “Jim” Sanford, 77 of Memphis, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis after a brief illness with Covid-19. Jim was a communicant of the Catholic Church. He was born on... View Obituary & Service Information
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