Mikel Wayne Sanford


Mikel Wayne Sanford, 55, of Center, passed away peacefully at his home Wednesday, January 13, 2021.

Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation beginning at 3:00 p.m. David Sanford and Chris Dockens will officiate.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mikel was born November 15, 1965, in Center, Texas, to Robert and Nell Newberry Sanford.

He is survived by:

Son, Dustin Sanford of Center

Montanna Sanford of Channelview
Lexie Sanford of Spring

Gracie Sanford
Paisley Windham

Stepson, Bradley Richards of Center

Step-granddaughter, Kiersten Richards of Center

Robert Sanford of Shelbyville, Tennessee
David Sanford and wife Shauna of Center

Linda Adams (O’Neal McCauley) of Nacogdoches
Betty Byrd and husband Bill of Channelview
Oveta Pyburn and husband James of Nashville, Tennessee
Vada Skelton and husband Jimmy of Garrison
Jeannie Moore of Groveton

Numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Nell Newberry Sanford; brother, W.C. Sanford; sister, Ada Rasberry; and brother-in-law, Granville Rasberry; grandparents, William and Annie Sanford, and Cara and Beatrice Newberry.

Pallbearers will be Chris Dockens, Devin Sanford, Dakota Sanford, Troy Keele, Robert Sneed, Julian Windham, Keith Shields, and Christopher Dockens.

A special thanks to Gwen Grumbles and Tristin Nelams of Affinity Hospice. Also, special thanks to very special friend, Chris Dockens and his mother, Ruth Ann Dockens.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com