Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Joe Sanders, 79, of Wichita Falls, Texas passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008 in Wichita Falls. Services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. John Dillard, officiating. Burial will be 2 Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008 at Union Cemetery in Crossroads, Texas under the direction of Lunn’s Colonial Funeral Home.
Joe was born Jan. 8, 1929 in Nacogdoches, Texas to Joseph W. and Sally Hopkins Sanders. Joe graduated from Goree High School in Goree, Texas. He and Doris Winona Pace were married on May 30, 1952 in Dallas, Texas. Joe served in the U.S.Air Force from 1948 to 1952 where he fought in the Korean Conflict. He attended the University of Texas at Arlington where he earned a degree in Electrical Engineering. Joe worked for Chance Voght Aircraft for 2 years before going to work for IBM where he worked for 34 years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Wichita Falls and belonged to the Winsome Sunday School class. He also belonged to the 84 domino club and was involved in exercise classes at Rolling Meadows. His favorite pastime was spending time at the ranch with friends and family. He especially enjoyed hunting turkey, deer, quail, dove, hogs and ducks and being outdoors, reading and traveling.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Greg Sanders; sisters, Izora Russell, Stella Peterson, and Inez Martin.
Survivors include his wife, Winona; a son, Gary Sanders and daughter, Glenda Peters; 4 sisters, Merle Foster, Ida Lewis, Opal Tipton and Wanda Cunningham; 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A family visitation will be held Tuesday from 7 to 8 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 2630 West Freeway Suite 250, Ft. Worth, TX 76102 or American Lung Association 8150 Brookriver Dr., Suite S102, Dallas, TX 75247or First United Methodist Church.
Tributes may be sent to the family at www.lunnscolonial.com