Leon Sanford, 78 years of age, of Petal, passed away peacefully at his home, Saturday, September 29, 2012, surrounded by his family, after a brief illness.
Mr. Sanford retired from Mississippi Power Company after 38 years of service. He was of the Methodist faith.
He is survived by his wife, Thea M. Sanford of Petal; two sons, G. Wyatt (Debbie) Sanford of Ridgeland, MS, Brian C. (Evelyn) Sanford of Slidell, LA.; one daughter, Beth (Dean) Taylor of Denver, CO; one sister, Yvonne Davis of Hattiesburg; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Monday, 5:30 until 8 p.m. and Tuesday, 1 p.m. until service time at 3 p.m. Tuesday, at Moore Funeral Home in Hattiesburg, with interment at Roseland Park Cemetery.