Mr. Jesse Gordon Sanford, 80, of Cartersville, entered his heavenly home on Sunday, November 10, 2019. Mr. Sanford was born December 30, 1938 in Cartersville, GA. He was the son of the late Will D. Sanford and Lassie Ann Spry. He was a preacher, and of Baptist faith. He was a member at Clear Creek Baptist Church in Cartersville. He was a retired supervisor from Shaw Industries. He enjoyed the outdoors. He was an avid deer hunter.
Mr. Sanford was proceeded in death by his parents, his loving daughter, Frances Ann Sanford-E’Dalgo, Mary R. Richey, Carolyn Sue Commons; his son, Jesse J. Sanford; his step-son, David “Randall” Smith; his grandson, Nicholas Commons; his brothers, Frank Sanford & J.T. Sanford.
He is survived by his wife, Clara E. Sanford; his step-son, Eddie (Michelle) Smith; his granddaughter, Misti (Chris) Motes of Dallas, Shannon (Clayton) Patterson, Kaitlyn Smith, Jessica Matthews, Lisa (Anthony) Casey; his grandsons Josh Smith, and Jacob Smith; his great grandchildren, Brianna Hall and Ethan Barner, Grayson and Waylon Smith, Annie Patterson, Alisa, Bryson, and Dillan Casey; his brothers, Steve (Phyllis) Sanford, Ricky (Dale) Sanford, Lloyd Sanford, his sisters, Shirley Pradon, Betty Fox, Bobby Radford, Corin & (David) Commons, Stella Dye; Sister-In-Law, Dorothy Sanford.
Several nieces & nephews. Mr. Sanford especially treasured time spent with his nephew, Mr. Shawn Sanford.
The family will receive friends on Friday, November 15 from 11am-1pm. Funeral services will begin at 1pm at Georgia Funeral Care & Cremation Services with Rev. Donnie Summey, Rev. Ricky Sanford, & Rev. Jared Green officiating. Pallbearers will be Chris Motes, Shawn Sanford, David Sanford, Daniel Brown, Dale Spry, Tony Kline and Michael Crisp.