Emmitt Gene Sanford

Published 2:51 pm Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Emmitt Gene Sanford, 87, of Clanton, died Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at Bradenton Hospice House, Bradenton, FL.

He was born Monday, March 9, 1931, in Alabama, son of the late James Paul Sanford and the late Amma Penn Barrentine Sanford.

He was a superintendent with Alabama Power Company.

Surviving are his daughters, Lynn (Hal) Boyd of Clanton, AL, Dordie (Hal) Hayes of Clanton, AL, Kelly Gardner of Bradenton, FL; grandchildren, Beau (April) Boyd of Wetumpka, AL, Todd (Tasha) Hayes of Clanton, AL, Cole Gardner of Bradenton, FL, Kent Gardner of Bradenton, FL, Brantley Barrett of Wetumpka, AL, Caitlin (Drew) Allen of Chicago, IL; great-grandchildren, Riley Barrett, Hayes Boyd, Lexi Kate Hayes, Reese Barrett, Brooke Boyd, Bella Boyd, Hudson Hayes; brother, James “Buddy” Sanford of Huntsville, AL; sister, Betty Broadhead of Goldsboro, NC.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jo Sanford.

Friends will be received from 10 – 11 a.m., Monday, December 3, 2018, at Martin Funeral Home.

Services will be held Monday, December 3, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Martin Chapel with Rev. Jay Hurd officiating.

Interment will follow in Martin Memorial Cemetery, Clanton, Alabama.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Clanton First Baptist Church or favorite charity.

Martin Funeral Home directing.

You may leave online condolences for the family on the guest registry at www.martinfuneralhomeinc.com.