William R. Sanford, Jr., age 78, of Rockwood passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018. Survivors Include his wife: Joy P. Sanford; children: W. Richard Sanford, Mark Allen Sanford, Shelia Ann Sanford, Vicki Lynn Grantham, Phillip C. Creasman, and Amber LeNora Taylor; 8 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 6 until 7 p.m. at Evans Mortuary. Funeral services will follow Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 7 p.m. from the chapel of Evans Mortuary. Family and friends will meet Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 10 a.m. in the Oak Ridge Memorial Park in Oak Ridge, Tennessee for committal services and interment.