Carl David Safford
Carl D. Safford passed away peacefully in his sleep on Fri. Dec. 16, 2022 at Delhi Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He was born on Dec. 26, 1954 and lived in many places, mostly New York and Florida.
He worked many jobs during his life including being a truck driver. He had a natural sense of direction and could always find whatever location he was headed for with ease. He had a high regard for law enforcement and would have liked to have been a cop. He only got as close as being a security guard. He and his brother, Charlie started a painting business, called C & C Painting after he stopped driving truck.
In his leisure time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and football. He was a Green Bay Packers Fan. He had a fascination with guns, especially pistols. He was a good shot when firing a weapon. He liked horses and during a portion of his life, he boarded horses and took very good care of them. He was an animal lover in general but especially a dog lover.
He is survived by his children, Amber Safford, Christina (Kipper) Graham, both of Guilford and Justin Safford of Florida. He has 4 grandchildren. He is survived by his brothers, Wayne (Cheryl) Cotten of Unadilla, Charles (Tyke) Safford of Unadilla, sisters, Wilma Cotten of Bainbridge, Pamela (Richard) King of Florida. He has many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his mother and step-father, Altamae & Willard Cotten. In addition, he was predeceased by his sister, Roberta Larnerd, brothers Robert (Cross), Thomas (Bear), Douglas Safford and Leird Cotten.
His wish was to be cremated and his interment will be at the Highland Cemetery in Sidney Center in the spring. Online condolences may be made at: www.wmaddenfh.com. Arrangements by the Westcott-Madden Funeral Home 123 Main Street Unadilla. A MADDEN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME.