Tim Allen Sanford, 66, of Flat Rock, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at his residence.
He was born in Shelby County on May 20, 1951 and was raised by his adoptive parents, James “Whitee” and Lenora Sanford.
He married Becky (Burbrink) Sanford on June 16, 1990 and she survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, Lenora Sanford of Michigan; sister, Linda Paisley of Arizona; stepsister, Donna Warner of Shelbyville, stepbrothers, Bob Slevin of Franklin, Gene Slevin (wife, Mary) of Shelbyville, Allen Slevin (wife Tammy) of Shelbyville, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his adoptive parents; stepmother, Clarrilla Sanford; stepsister, Dora Ballenger and her husband Tommy, and, step-sister-in-law, Carolyn Slevin.
Mr. Sanford was a lifelong resident of this area and graduated from Southwestern High School in 1968.
He had been employed in sales for several years with Radio Shack and Rural King.
He was a member of St. George Lutheran Church, Edinburgh Masonic Lodge, where he had been past master, and the American Legion of Edinburgh.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving three tours in Vietnam with the Black Horse Unit, attaining the rank of staff sergeant.
Tim was passionate about ABATE (American Bikers Aim Towards Education), where he served as an officer. He loved motorcycling, was an avid captain of his sailboat “School’s Out,” and loved to set sail off the coast of Naples and Key West, Florida, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
He enjoyed charity rides and was very active in the American Legion Honor Guard and the Masonic Lodge in Edinburgh.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 21, 2018 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos
Road, with Pastor Mike Mercer officiating. Visitation will be observed from 4 until 8 p.m. on Sunday evening,
May 20, 2018 at the funeral home, with Masonic rites at 4 p.m. Burial will be in St. George Lutheran Cemetery, where a graveside military service will be conducted by a veterans organization.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. George Bell Tower Fund or American Diabetes Association in care of
the funeral home.
Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.net.