May 28, 2024

George Sansom obit picture 001George Golden Sansom age 71, of Gallipolis, died Saturday January 24, 2015 at the VA Medical Center in Huntington, WV. Born November 13, 1943 in Logan County, West Virginia. He was the son of the late Bernie Golden Sansom and Gertie Mae Kiser Sansom. In addition to his parents he was preceded by 2 Brothers; Billy Gene and Paul Randolph Sansom. Also preceded by his life companion, Gloria Jean Halley.

George was a carpenter and a United States Army Veteran.

He is survived by 1 Son; Franklin Shane Rakes of Gallipolis; 2 Daughters; Lesta Waston Harian of South Bloomfield and Angela Cowles of Gallipolis; 3 Brothers; Sonny (Leslie) Sansom of Superior, AZ, Sammy Sansom of Wayne, WV, and Bernard (Pat) Sansom of Wayne, WV; 1 Sister; Ruth Marcum of Vinton; 1 Grandchild; Devin Rakes of Gallipolis and several additional Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandchild; Charles David Corbett. He is also survived by several Nieces and Nephews and Great Nephews and Nieces; special friend; Susie O’Connor of Gallipolis and by many friends at Holzer Apartments.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM. Saturday January 31, 2015 at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 1:00 PM. until the time of service.

Military Funeral Honors will be presented by the Gallia County Funeral Detail.

In lieu of flowers the family request that contributions be made to the funeral home to help with George’s funeral expenses.

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