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Roy Edward Sanders Sr. Obituary Featured

Written by  Tuesday, 13 February 2018 13:20
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Roy Edward Sanders Sr., 85, of Shady Point, OK (formerly of Monroe) passed away Monday, February 12, 2018 in Shady Point.


Roy was born June 17, 1932 in Ft. Smith, AR to George Wiley & Irene Elmira (Bowden) Sanders.


He served in the Army National Guard. Roy showed his affection by teasing and pestering, intended to make us smile. He doted on his grandchildren. He was old school and always went by the rules. He told all that came in contact with him about his relationship with Jesus and encouraged them to have the same. He asked that we read our Bibles daily-first thing, whether we could see clearly or not.


He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary "Cookie" Sanders; daughter, Teresa Gober; Great Great Grandson, Kyler Sanders; Sisters, Reba Williams, Anna Jane Sanders; brother (adopted) Tilton Sanders.


Survivors include his sons, Roy Sanders Jr. & Cherry, Ray Sanders & Joanna, John Wayne Sanders & Leigh; daughters, Beverly Courtade & Chuck, Mary Merkling; adopted sons, Kyle Sanders & Shelby, Blake Sanders & Amanda; adopted daughter, Alyssa Sanders; granddaughter, Tina Shepard; great grandson, Caleb Pritchett; 17 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; brother, John Sanders & Virginia; sisters, Mary Acker, Sue Childress, Edith Urchison; other relatives, loved ones and friends.


Services will be 1 pm, Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Springhill Baptist Church, Monroe, OK with Don Laughlin & Rick Snyder officiating. The family will be at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.


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The family has chosen to entrust the care of the services to Evans & Miller Funeral Home, Poteau, Oklahoma.

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