Darrell Lynn Sanford, 67, of Center, Texas, passed away on March 26, 2023, in Nacogdoches, Texas surrounded by loved ones. He was born on January 26, 1956, in Center, Texas, to the late Clarence E. Sanford and Sondia Windham Sanford.
Visitation will be held from 5-7PM on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at Mangum Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at Mangum Funeral Home with Bro. Josh Sanford officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Darrell was born and raised in Shelby County. He graduated from Center High School Class of 1974. He and his forever love, Pamela Johnson, met in their Geometry class at Center High School. The two high school sweethearts were married on September 18, 1976. They had two wonderful boys, Scott and Kirk. Darrell retired from the US postal service after many years of service. He was a man of many talents. He owned and operated Darrell’s BBQ and Sanford and Sons Lawncare. Darrell loved working in his garden and cooking for the family. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Darrell was a practical person who provided for his family and made sure they were always taken care of. His laughter will be missed.
He is survived by his loving wife, Pamela Sanford; sons, Scott Christopher Sanford and wife Jenny, Kirk Bradley Sanford and wife Kelli; grandchildren, Jaxon Barrett Sanford, Madelyn Grace Sanford, Maddox Cole Sanford, Raylin Gauge Sanford, Carter Byron Andrews, Raylan Christopher Drach; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.
Darrell is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Sondia Sanford; and father and mother in law, Fred and Loyce Johnson.
Pallbearers serving will be D’Santos (Pancho) Sanjuan, Pedro Garcia, Ediel Hernandez, Ervin Lopez, Gamadial Lopez, Jairo Zelaya, Jose Mendez, Jose Lopez, Julio Lopez, Melvin DeLeon.
Honorary pallbearers serving will be Freddy Notes, Loyd Irwin, Travis Wall, and Larry Horn.