V.J. “Jackie” Hansford of Coal Pit Road passed from this life on Friday, July 7, 2017. He was eighty-nine years of age, being born in Dahl Community on June 23, 1928 to Victor Jay and Susie Mize Hansford. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Bonnie Hash Hansford. Jackie was a faithful member of The Church of God for more than 60 years.

Jackie enjoyed attending church, studying the Bible, gardening, working on his farm, and spending time with his family whom he loved dearly. He was the owner & operator of Hansford Auto/Body Shop, from which he retired.

Jackie is also survived by four children: Anita Hansford Link, Jackie (and Linda) Hansford, Alva (and Mary) Hansford, and Andy (and Jill) Hansford; six grandchildren: Scott (and Dana) Hansford, Mia Hansford New, Angela (and Danny) Baker, Victoria Link, Sarah Hansford, and Andrew Hansford; five great grandchildren: Victor Hansford, Jackson New, Callie New, Kinsley New, and Aaron Baker; and one sister Christine Whitaker.

In addition to his parents, Jackie is preceded in death by an infant sister, Gloria Hansford: a brother in law, Lester Whitaker; and a son in law, Bill Link.

Visitation will be Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be Monday, July 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Herman Hamilton and Sister Allene Topham officiating. Burial will follow in the Cedar Gap Cemetery.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.