Mr. Sanders is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence William & Rosa Bean Sanders; step-son, Paul Steele; son, Jerry Sanders; brothers, Jim Sanders and David Sanders.
He is survived by his companion/care taker, Corrine Stewart Sanders; children, Joe Sanders of Pikeville, Rose (Bob) Pickett of Fayetteville, and Terry (Pam) Sanders of Decherd; grandchildren, Jerrill Sanders, David Sanders, Karen Delgado, Kimberly Sanders, Kayla Watts, and Lexie Sanders; great grandchildren, Nathan Watts, Hayden Delgado, Ethan Delgado, Brooklyn Sanders, and Jordan Sanders; sister, Marie Herring of Kingsport, TN; step-brother, Harold Smith of South Pittsburg and step-sister, Edna Holt of Bridgeport, AL.
A funeral service will be conducted at 1 PM on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 pm on Monday, September 3, 2012.
Interment will follow at Owens Chapel Cemetery.
Wats0n-North Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.