Donald Clarence Hansford, Sr., 83, of Cloverdale, Virginia passed away Saturday, November 14, 2020 at the Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, Virginia.
He was born January 24, 1937 in Marlinton, West Virginia, the son of the late Darrel Clarence Hansford and Daisy Blanche Candler Hansford.
On May 22, 1960 he married Thelma Jean Kramer Hansford.
He owned Fairway Exxon from 1967-82. He was a car salesman with Alleghany Motors. Later he worked at the Homestead Resort in valet parking and the Bath County School System as a driver.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he received several special awards including the Medal of Good Conduct.
He was a member of Ashwood United Methodist Church; an avid hunter, fisherman and enjoyed all sports, especially NASCAR. He was a loving husband, father, Paw Pa and great grandfather.
He is survived by his wife, Thelma Jean Kramer Hansford of Cloverdale, Virginia; two children, Donald Clarence Hansford, Jr. & wife Amanda of Valparaiso, Indiana and Susan Hansford Williams & husband Carl of Troutville, Virginia; three grandchildren, Roselyn Bourand, Simon Williams, Donald Dakota Hansford; three great grandchildren, Ayanna, Christian, Alexis; brother, Denny Lee Hansford & wife Hilda “Boo Boo” of Hot Springs, Virginia; two sisters; Donna Sue Buckingham & husband Charles of Morgantown, West Virginia and Delores Jean Ball of Hamlin, West Virginia; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Hansford Bowles.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home with John Young officiating. Interment will be at 3:00 p.m. in the Mountain View Cemetery in Marlinton, West Virginia.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ashwood United Methodist Church Food Bank, c/o Frank Johnson, 5028 Sam Snead Highway, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445.
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