Siloam Springs Herald Leader

Keith Sanford


Keith Sanford, 66, of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2023, at the Mercy Medical Center in Rogers.

Keith was born on November 28, 1956, in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was the son of Billy Edgar Sanford and Dorris Painter Sanford. He married Darla Jean Sligar on December 24, 2015, in Springdale, Arkansas. Keith was the circulatio­n director for the Morning News for many years and later for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He was a motorcycle enthusiast, a dog lover, enjoyed traveling, cooking and was a sports fan, especially an avid Razorback fan. He loved spending time with his grandchild­ren and attending whatever events they were involved with. Keith attended the Trinity Pentecosta­l Church in Siloam Springs.

He is survived by his wife, Darla Sanford of the home; one son, Josh Sanford of Rogers; one daughter, Brandi Timmons and husband James of Pea Ridge; two stepdaught­ers, Melissa Barton and husband Chad of Harrison; and Crystal Riley and husband Josh of Decatur; one sister, Anita Spahr of Bentonvill­e; and eight grandchild­ren, Alexia Hall, Makenzie Garrett, Baylor Barton, Faith Riley, Piper Riley, Reagan Timmons, Thaddeus Timmons and Brooke Timmons.

A visitation was held on Sunday, January 15, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home in Siloam Springs, AR.

Funeral Service was held at the Trinity Pentecosta­l Church on Monday, January 16, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Pastor Mike Whorton officiated the service with burial being conducted at the Gandervill­e Cemetery near Summers, Arkansas.

Arrangemen­ts are entrusted to BackstromP­yeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs, AR. Please visit to sign online guestbook.

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