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Gregory Kent Sanford
1953 2024

Gregory Kent Sanford

December 21, 1953 — March 11, 2024

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Gregory K. Sanford (Greg), aged 70, on Monday, March 11th, 2024. He peacefully departed this life on a beautiful early spring day, with no clouds in the sky and with the birds, which he loved so much, chirping at his window.

Born in Xenia, Ohio on December 21st, 1953 to Barabara Sanford and James Russell Sanford, Greg was the beloved younger brother of his siblings James Russell Sanford, Jr., Kenneth Sanford, and Linda Sanford. As a young boy, Greg was always known to have a dog with him, and his love for animals continued throughout his life. He will be remembered for his kind heart, his curious nature, and especially his love for Christ and his family.

Greg was a beloved husband to Cynthia (Cindy), father to Aki Miller, Leah Grant, Kineta (Jonathan) Sanford, grandfather to Taylor Miller, Tamia Hunt, Shamiya Miller, Calvin Hunt, Jaden Miller, and Eleanor Vincent, uncle to Laqutte (Roger) Lester, Dajuan (Rebecca) Sanford, Jiko Sanford, Denise Sanford, Omar (Jessica) Sanford, great uncle to many other great-nieces and great-nephews, and a cherished friend to many.

He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, his brother Kenneth (Joyce) Sanford and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his eldest brother James Russell Sanford Jr., his father James Russell Sanford, his sisters Linda Sanford and Nichol Hinojosa Sanford, and mother Barabara Sanford.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 22, 2024 from 10:00am-12:00pm at Newcomer Funeral Home (3380 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Beavercreek) followed by a private graveside service for family and close friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to SICSA ( in memory of Greg Sanford and his love for animals.

In true Greg fashion, he did not want a big to-do upon his passing. If you want to do something to honor him, pet a dog, feed a squirrel or birds, and enjoy the beauty of nature around you when the flowers are blooming in spring, when the perfect grilling day comes in the summer, when the leaves are changing in the fall, or when snow is falling in winter and your favorite Christmas song comes on. He's with us in those moments.

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Friday, March 22, 2024

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Friday, March 22, 2024

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