January 21, 1946 - February 14, 2020
Sanford – Billy Joe “B.J.” Sanford, age 74, of Starke, Florida passed away on February 14, 2020 at Shands Regional Medical Center in Starke. B.J. was born on January 21, 1946 to the late Nathan Sanford and Myrtle Sanford. He was a resident of Bradford County the majority of his life and graduated from Bradford High School in 1964. Following graduation, B.J. started his longtime career as a Surveyor. He worked at the Department of Transportation in Gainesville, FL for 9 years before starting his company, Sanford Construction. He was the proud owner and operator of Sanford Construction for 46 years. When B.J. wasn’t working, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing baseball and softball with his children. He was a member of New Grace Baptist Church in Florahome and the Cypress Run Hunting Club. More than anything, B.J. was a family man who loved his children and grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Sonya Marie Sanford; grandson, Michael Ray Tetstone; and his brother, Lemar Sanford. B.J. is survived by his loving children, Sabra (James) Rhue of Olustee, FL, Billy James (Alyssa) Sanford of Starke, FL, Sharea (James) Moberly of Moscow, ID, Shona (Jay) Baker of Starke, FL, Joe (Tammie) Sanford of Middleburg, FL, Billy Ray (Tonya) Sanford of St. George, GA, Renee Wright of Starke, FL, Donna Sanford of La Habra, CA, John (Jessica) Sanford of Jacksonville, FL, and Katie (Josh) Redding of Lawtey, FL; brother, Jerry (Brenda) Hulsey of Starke, FL; 55 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. A Celebration of B.J.’s Life will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 11:00 am at Northside Baptist Church with Pastor Jay Baker officiating. Interment will follow at Olustee Cemetery in Olustee, FL. The family will receive friends on Monday, February 17, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the funeral home to assist with expenses. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke, Fl. 904-964-5757.
Sanford – Billy Joe “B.J.” Sanford, age 74, of Starke, Florida passed away on February 14, 2020 at Shands Regional Medical Center in Starke. B.J. was born on January 21, 1946 to the late Nathan Sanford and Myrtle Sanford.... View Obituary & Service Information
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