Robert Alan Sanford, 48, of Jacksonville, FL, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2007 at St. Luke's Hospital in Jacksonville.
Born May 17, 1959 in Fort Worth, TX, he was the son of Robert and Charlotte Sue (Pittman) Sanford of Bloomfield.
He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1998 and served aboard the USS Kennedy. He was a member of the Bloomfield First Baptist Church, the Retired Veteran's Association and the American Legion.
Survivors include: his mother; grandmother,Elizabeth M. Todd ; two sons, Joshua (Shannon) Sanford of Jacksonville and Marc Sanford of Gainsville, FL; one brother, Jeffrey D. (Gabby) Sanford of Virginia Beach, VA; a niece, Sara Sanford of Virginia Beach, VA; one aunt, Shirley (Carl) Denis of Plainfield; three uncles, Tom (Jan) Pittman of Seabrook, TX, Herschel Pittman of Bloomfield; Lee Pittman of Linton; a cousin, David (Candie) Pittman of Worthington; and a granddaughter, Annie Waggoner-Sanford of Jacksonville.
He was preceded in death by his father; and a sister, Kathy JoAnne Sanford.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Bloomfield First Baptist Church with Rev. Brent Meyer officiating. Burial will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington.
Friends may call at Day Funeral Home in Bloomington from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and on Wednesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.