Ronnie Joe Sanford, Sr., 63, of Heber Springs, Arkansas, passed away unexpectedly on June 7, 2022 at Baptist Hospital-Springhill surrounded by his family. He was born on November 21, 1958 to the late Jasper and Irene Sanford (Blankensopp) in Little Rock.
He is survived by his wife Barbara; sons, Ronnie Jr. (Candice), Adam (Jacki); daughter, Shannon (Tim), Andrea (James); grandchildren, Jon, Sarah, Andrew, Josh, Katelyn, Alyssa, Caleb, and Jase; 12 great grandchildren and one very special and loyal friend, Bonka. He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Matthew.
Ronnie was a loving husband. He loved his family and many friends. He never met a stranger. Ronnie came to know the Lord in the last few years of his life, leading to his salvation and baptism. He was a member of Cleburne County Baptist Church. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, watching westerns especially John Wayne, a good steak, and showering “the black dog" with attention. He had a natural talent for fixing things and enjoyed his career servicing industrial cranes until health issues forced him to retire early.
A memorial will be held at Cleburne County Baptist Church 1111 S. 6th Street, Heber Springs, AR 72543 on June 11, 2022 @ 11 am with Bro. Tim Crumpton officiating. All are invited to a meal provided immediately following the service. Private burial will be held at a later date.
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