WILLIAM MONROE SANFORD, JR., age 77, of Webster, FL, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017, at home. He was a retired Tech Sergeant with the United States Air Force, with 23 years of service, and he served in the Vietnam War. He volunteered at Lighthouse Ministry with the Community Outreach Program and was a member of Christian Worship Center in Center Hill. Mr. Sanford was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Frances Sanford. He is survived by his son, William M. Sanford, III (Rebecca) of Webster, FL; daughter, Tina Chavez (Filiberto) of Webster, FL; grandchildren: Paul Chavez of Bushnell, FL and Raymund Chavez of Tampa, FL; sisters: Cleo Griffith of Summerfield, FL and Helen Sanford of Webster, FL and many nieces and nephews. A service will be held on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. (with visitation from 10:00 to 11:00) at the Christian Worship Center, 579 Virginia Ave., Center Hill, FL 33514, with Pastor Wayne Caraway and Pastor Pat Burnham officiation. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell, Florida.