Samuel E. Safford
Sadly the world lost a little of its light as Samuel E. Safford passed from this life to the next Feb. 2, 2020, as the result of failed heart surgery.
Sam was born Nov. 17, 1967, to Hal E. Safford and Sue (Hatfield) Safford.
Sam was a lifelong resident of Anderson and attended Park Manor School and Highland High School. He was a resident of a DSA group home on VanBuskirk Road and employed at Hopewell Center Inc. for more than 30 years. Sam was an active participant in the Special Olympics and enjoyed bowling on a league at Championship Lanes.
Sam attended church at Middletown Church of the Nazarene.
Sam was a kind and gentle soul who cared deeply for his family and friends. He enjoyed holidays and celebrations, especially those with decorations, singing, music, and dancing. Sam liked watching television and his extensive DVD collection, playing basketball, going to the movies. He especially loved spending holidays and weekend shopping trips with his sister Angela. Sam truly appreciated simple pleasures such as a Ricker's pop, a bag of goodies for the week to come, new pair of shoes, and a nice dinner with dessert.
Sam is preceded in death by both his parents; he is survived by his sister and guardian, Angela R. Safford, and his brother, John F. Safford, sister-in-law, Kelly, and nephew Dane.
He will be missed by his co-workers and the staff of Hopewell, the residents of his group home, and especially by caregivers, Opal Gift and Michele Redding. Sam was a devoted son, brother, and friend; hopefully his loving kindness appreciation of life, and gentle spirit will live on in the people who knew him.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Madison County Special Olympics.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at Legacy Cremation and Funeral Services, 504 W. Ninth St., Anderson.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. directly followed by a memorial service officiated by Philip Rogers, pastor.
Food will be served after the service at Mount Moriah Masonic Lodge, 3921 Nichol Ave., Anderson.
Published on February 4, 2020


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Margaret. Edenfield
Feb 08, 2020
John and Angela..I am so sorry to hear of your loss..I have many good memories of you all.. Love Margaret
Kathleen Vargas
Feb 05, 2020
I am heartbroken that my brother Samuel has passed. I am devastated that I was not able to meet him. John, Kellie, Dane, Angela, and all of the family have my deepest sympathies. Life is fragile and fleeting. I pray we will be able to meet soon. God bless Sam's soul. And may he be a radiant star in heaven, full of joy and happiness.ā¤šŸ’
Kellie Safford
Feb 04, 2020
Sam, you will always hold a special place in our hearts. You will be forever loved and missed. Your big brother John will cherish the memories from all of the basketball games you attended together and all of the times that you spent at our house. We love you.
Ruth Wolak
Feb 04, 2020
Iā€™m sorry about your loss. What a sweet man Sam is/was, he will be sorely missed.