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December 31, 2012

Terry L. Sanford Sr.

Award-winning truck driver was born in Grove City

JACKSON COUNTY, Wis. — Terry L. Sanford Sr. of 1532 S. State Line Road, Masury, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Jackson County, Wis. He was 63.

Born June 6, 1949, in Grove City, Mr. Sanford was a son of Clarence M. and Bertha V. Anderson Sanford.

Mr. Sanford was a graduate of Franklin High School.

He then enlisted in the Air Force and served in Vietnam.

Mr. Sanford was a truck driver for more than 18 years for Swift Trucking Co. of Phoenix and received the Million Mile Safe Driving Award in 1998.

For the past three years, he was a driver for Bay and Bay Trucking out of Rosemont, Minn. He loved being a truck driver and was a trainer for many other truck drivers. He loved going to casinos. Terry was a jokester and was known for his wonderful sense of humor.

He was a loving father to his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include: a daughter, Michelle Sanford, Atlantic; a son, Terry L. "JR" Sanford Jr. and his wife Tracy, Masury; five grandchildren; two sisters, Catherine Gibbs and her husband Lester, York, Pa.; and Linda Lewis and her husband Jerry, Mercer; and five brothers, Robert Sanford, Richmond, Va.; Thomas Sanford and his wife Mabel, Mercer; Raymond Sanford, Franklin; Clarence Sanford, Richmond; and Fred Coast, Franklin.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Terry L. Sanford, in 1974; and two sisters, Ellis Jane Anderson and Audrey Joanne Coast.

Calling hours were Friday (12-14-12) in Scott A. Back Funeral Home, Stoneboro.

Funeral service was Friday in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Dominic Verdell, associate pastor of Grace Chapel Community Church, Hermitage, officiating.

Published Dec. 15, 2012, in Allied News. Pick up a copy at 201 A Erie St., Grove City.

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