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William Sanford Marlin

August 28, 1956 — May 30, 2022

William Sanford "Sandy" Marlin, age 65, of Portland, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, May 30th, 2022, at home.

He was born on August 28, 1956, in Portland, Tennessee, to Jeanette Lillian Street Marlin, and the late William Puttie Marlin.

William loved bowling. He had been in several leagues over the last few years. He also loved to cook and was especially great at pulled pork BBQ and ribs. He was a very outgoing man, funny, caring, dependable, and never met a stranger.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his son, Trevor Marlin (Brit Theel); daughter, Lauren (Chris) Williams and their children, Tristen and Aidan Williams; brother, David (Jessica) Marlin; neice, Brandy Marlin; neice, Chelsey (Corey) Richard and thier son, London; neice, Brittney (Scott) Ayres and thier children, Knox and Rhett Ayres; and nephew Tanner Evans.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the American Heart Association at .

Arrangements entrusted to: Sumner Funeral & Cremation, Gallatin, 615-452-9059.
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