Wilford Louis Sands, 88 of Ravenswood, WV, passed away October 11, 2013, Ravenswood Care Center, Ravenswood. He was born October 24, 1924, Parkersburg, the son of Raymond D. Sands, and Jessie M. Black Sands.

He was in the US Navy in WWII

Raymond D. Sands      Mother’s (Maiden):  Jessie M. Black

He was a Construction Worker with Boso & Ritchie Construction Co.

He loved visiting with family and friends and reminiscing, especially regarding Ravenswood and the surrounding area.  He also enjoyed reading and listening to old country music.  He was a World War II US Navy veteran.

He is survived by Daughters:  Dianne Thacker and Chuck; and Martha Sands and Bunky, all of Ravenswood; Son:  Keith Sands and Trish, Ravenswood; Sister:  Kathryn Mullins and Carl, Diamond, OH; 2 Grandchildren:  Tony Thacker and Tonya, and Aaron Thacker and Rachel

5 Great Grandchildren; Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Garnet McCarty Sands; son, Larry; brothers, Doug, Lester, Carroll, Joe, and infant, Charles.

Services were Monday, October 14, 2013. 1:00  pm   at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV with Rev. Don Balis officiating.   Burial followed in Ravenswood Cemetery.

Friends may visited the family at the funeral home on Sunday, October 13, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Condolences may be expressed to the family by email at roush94@yahoo.com, or on our website at www.roushfuneralhome.com.