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Sanford "Sandy" Jesse Childs

February 1, 1930 ~ December 5, 2017 (age 87)


Sanford “Sandy” Jesse Childs, 87, of Lake Harding, AL passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning, December 5, 2017 in the comfort of his home while surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Childs was born February 1, 1930 in Wilcox County, GA to the late Ezra R. Childs and Nellie Faircloth Childs.  He was retired as broker and owner/operator of Childs Realty with 25 years of service.  After retiring, Sandy found his passion for woodworking with outdoor furniture as his specialty.  He loved the peaceful tranquility and beauty of the outdoors and the lake which he lived on, it gave him many ideas as he transferred those ideas into his art of wood crafting.  He enjoyed reading, fishing, and nature.  He was a Christian by faith.  Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Sanford Jerry Childs, two grandsons, infant child, Jeffrey Michael Childs, and Jerry Andrew Childs, a baby sister, Wilma Childs, and a son-in-law, Timothy Edward Murphy.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 65 years, Hazel Ireland Childs of Lake Harding, daughter, Janet Childs Murphy of Lake Harding, son, Jeffrey “Jeff” Alan Childs and wife Valerie of Phenix City, AL, (8) grandchildren, Jenny Bryant (Jody), Joey Murphy (Joan), Jeremy Childs (Amanda), David Childs (Sherry), Ashley Childs, Drake Childs, Jenna Jones (Mark), and Jason Plott (Krystal), 14, great grandchildren, a host of extended family, neighbors, and many friends whom all was loved like family.

A private memorial service will be held by his family.  The Childs family will receive friends on Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm EST at Vance Memorial Chapel in Phenix City.

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 Service Information

December 10, 2017

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Vance Memorial Chapel
3738 Hwy 431N
Phenix City, AL 36867

Private Services

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