Stephen William Sands, 48, of Sanderson died Sunday, March 18, 2012. A lifelong resident of Baker County, he retired from the Florida Department of Corrections and was the former owner of Sands Land Clearing. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends.Survivors include sons Nick Sands, Justin Sands and Mitch Davis, all of Sanderson and Mathew Sands of St. George, GA; daughter Kayse Sands of St. George; brothers George Franks of Glen St. Mary, Buddy Franks of Sanderson, Kay Sands of New Orleans, LA and Chance Johnson of Macclenny; three grandchildren also survive.
The funeral service will be held Friday, March 23 at 2 pm at Moniac Baptist Church. Interment will follow at North Prong Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Thursday, March 22 at the church. Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.