Lee A. “Cricket” Sanford, 75 of Washington, formerly of Weirton, West Virginia died unexpectedly on Monday-July 1, 2019 in the Washington Hospital Emergency Room. He was born February 19, 1944 in Weirton the son of the late Collie and Doris Francis Jeter. Mr. Sanford was a graduate of Weir High School and was Baptist by faith. He served in the United States Army from 1963 until 1965 during the Vietnam War. Mr. Sanford worked as a chef for many years at the Pioneer Grille and the Washington Elks. He had a passion for singing gospel music, loved watching old westerns and was a huge Pittsburgh Steeler fan. Most of all, Mr. Sanford was a true man of God that loved his entire family. He will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him.
On December 15, 2001 he married Veta C. Sanford who died May 30, 2011.
Surviving are four sons, Virgil (Erin) Sanford of Ohio, David Merryman of London, England, Richard (Toi) Burgess of Houston, PA and Joseph “JoJo” (Joyce) Burgess of Washington; two daughters, Robin Trainer of Washington and Dawn (Shawn) Kennedy of New Castle; three brothers, David Jeter of the state of Indiana, Kermit (Stephanie) Jeter of Ohio and Kerry Jeter of Ohio; two sisters, Alethaa Jeter Lockhart of Ohio and Roxanne Jeter of Ohio; eleven grandchildren, Gabbrielle, Taleah, Ashley, Alexis, Brianna, Teanna, Emily, A’Shon, Richelle, Leanne and William and ten great grandchildren. A host of nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Sanford was preceded in death by a son, Lee A. Sanford Jr.; a daughter, Kara S. Sanford and by two brothers, Thomas Terrell and Jeffrey Jeter.
Friends will be received on Wednesday-July 10, 2019 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 P.M. in the Warco-Falvo Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson at East Katherine Ave., Washington, S. Timothy Warco, Supervisor/Director, Susan Falvo Warco, Director, S. Timothy Warco II, Director. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday-July 11, 2019 in the funeral home. Interment will follow at 1:00 P.M. at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. Full military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post # 175 and the United States Army. Condolences may be expressed at www.WarcoFalvoFuneralHome.com