In Memory

Sanford Green

Sanford Green


Sanford L. Green FORT WORTH--Sanford L. Green passed away early Thursday morning, November 21, after a courageous battle with cancer. SERVICE: There will be a "Celebration of Life" at 5 p.m., Sunday, December 1, Ridglea Country Club in Luther's Lounge. Dress is casual and colorful in celebration of Sanford. MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sanford's memory to Cook Children's Hospital and the First Tee of Fort Worth. He fought hard for his daughter, grandchildren and wife, but in the end, it became a battle he could not win. Affectionately known to his five grandchildren as "Pop Pop," his greatest joy was spending time with them, especially fishing at his favorite place, their lake house at Horseshoe Bay. He took extreme pride in his daughter, Tracy and her accomplishments and enjoyed mentoring her and her husband, Danny through new business ventures. He also enjoyed traveling with his wife Candy, who he married 49 years ago on the 28th and friends to many beautiful places. Traveling with his golf buddies was his favorite pastime. His favorite courses were: Royal County Down in Ireland; Turnberry in Scotland; Augusta National; Sage Valley in South Carolina; Kohanaiki in Hawaii; Frost Creek in Colorado; and, his home course, Ridglea. Sanford was born in Scottsboro, Alabama, on April 12, 1944. He attended Roswell High School and Eastern New Mexico University. He graduated with a BA in accounting and earned his CPA. He served in the army for four years. Upon discharge he went to work for Price Waterhouse in Fort Worth. He later became Controller for Texas American Bank in Dallas. He then became CFO and Executive Vice President of Acquisitions for Mayfair Investments where he remained until his death. Sanford was a friend to all and was always willing to help anyone in need. He will be remembered for his easy-going personality, his generosity, and his love of family. SURVIVORS: His wife of 49 years, Candace "Candy"; daughter, Tracy and her husband, Danny; five grandchildren, Faith, Danny, Sanford (Holden), Saylor and Boone; as well as nephew, Aubrey Green; nieces, Theresa Williams, Sandra Gibby, and Debbie Kelty; sister-in-law, Claire Furney; and mother-in-law, Beatrice Collins. AFS


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02/08/20 12:55 PM #1    

Rex Booth

Sanford was an  A-Number One ‘Good’ Guy. 

Sanford contributed a lot for our classmates and Gatherings.  He generously opened his home in Ruidoso as headquarters for our annual Gatherings.  Sanford enjoyed playing the game of golf.  Never knew what his handicap was but I’m pretty sure it was a ‘1’ or less.  Just ask Ferrell or Jerry Hickman how well Sanford played golf… ha. Sanford shared pictures of his several trips to St. Andrews Golf Course in Scotland for big championships like the British Open. Sanford was very successful in business not only as a CPA but in other ventures which garnered government contracts for railroad safety systems.  Sanford was extremely astute and could hold an intelligent conversation on just about any subject. Folks including myself had a lot of respect for Sanford. I along with his other friends will miss Sanford.  Bon voyage to the Big Golf Course in the Sky, Sanford.


02/09/20 06:00 AM #2    

Charline Lake

Very nice tribute, Rex.

02/09/20 04:17 PM #3    

Kay Schrimsher (Shields)

Thank you Rex. Sanford was a great friend and will be missed.

02/23/20 11:55 AM #4    

Mettie Cummins

You said it well, Rex. Thank you for that.

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