PRICE - Our loving husband, father, grandfather and longtime friend, Sam Cranford, age 68, passed away May 22, 2008 at his home in Price.
He was born Jan. 7, 1940 in Huntington, W.Va., to Howard Steven and Elsie Mae Tipton Cranford. Married Mickey L. Jones on June 4, 1960 in Elmo.
Sam was a member of the Grace Baptist Church of Castle Country.
He was a retired member of the UMWA Deer Creek Local 1769.
Sam was a man of his word. He believed in an honest days work and he worked various other jobs to provide for his family.
Sam enjoyed fishing, sports and, especially, watching the Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies and Utah Jazz.
He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Survived by wife, Mickey L. Cranford, Price; three sons, two daughters and spouses, Bill (Joanie) Cranford, Price; Deona (Chuck) Castagna, Price; Russell Cranford, Price; Brenda (Albert) Hughes, Tucson, Ariz.; Jerry Cranford, Price; sister-in-law, Joan Cranford, Price; 14 grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law. Preceded in death by his parents; in-laws; sister, Betty Jean Williams; brothers, Robert, Don and Howard Steven Cranford; and grandson, Leo Hughes.
Graveside service Tuesday, May 27, 10 a.m., Cliffview Cemetery, Price. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Tuesday one hour prior to service.
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