Ricky Holse Sanford, 61, of Orange, passed away April 3, surrounded by family. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 9, at First Baptist Church in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Barry Bradley. A time of fellowship will be prior to the service beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Born in Orange, on May 30, 1954, he was the son of Nulon Chalmers Sanford, Jr. and Betty Ruth Tucker. Ricky loved spending time with his family, his grandchildren and his dogs Beamer and PeeWee. Music was a huge part of his world. He also enjoyed being a millwright for 40 years, playing darts and bowling. Ricky was a collector of Zippo lighters, dragons and rocks.
He was preceded in death by his father; mother; step-father, Alce Hoosier, Jr. and the mother of his children, Valerie Sanford.
He is survived by his children, Shaelyn Anderson and husband Tommy, of Vidor and Nathan Sanford and wife Britney, of Orangefield; grandchildren, Lane Anderson, Liliana Sanford, Shelbie Anderson and Olivia Sanford; siblings, Carla Hamilton and husband John and Tina Stanley, all of Trinity and Chuck Sanford, of Orange, along with many nieces, nephews and close friends.