Leonard Stanford (11-8-11) services 11-12-11



Leonard Stanford

Leonard C. Stanford, 86, of Midland, Ga. died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 at St. Francis Hospital, Columbus, Ga.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 12, at Shackelford Funeral Home, 450 Church Street, Savannah. Burial followed at Milledgeville Cemetery.

Mr. Stanford was born in Enville, son of the late Walter L. Stanford and Rettie A. Ramey Stanford.

He was a member of Midland United Methodist Church, the American Legion and the VFW. He retired as operations manager with O’Neill Brothers Transfer and Storage, Peoria, Ill. He served his country in the U.S. Army as a tank commander under the command of General George S. Patton during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Stanfill Stanford; two sons, Gary L. Stanford of Lincoln, Ill. and Steven C. Stanford of Novi, Mich.; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; a brother, W.R. Stanford of Pekin, Ill.

He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Lucy Stanford Bishop and Audrey Stanford Hughes.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Midland United Methodist Church, 9096 Warm Springs Road, Midland, GA 31820.