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Gary Bernard Sanders

November 4, 1954 ~ December 13, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old
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Gary Sanders Obituary

Gary Bernard Sanders was born November 4, 1954 in Naples, Texas to Ober Jean Buford and Joe Yates.  He passed away, peacefully, at home on Wednesday, December 13, 2023.

Gary was a 1974 graduate of Paul Pewitt High School, Omaha, Texas and attended Texas College in Tyler, Texas.   He was a member of the St. Paul A.M.E. Church where he served as a trustee.  He was employed with Pilgrims Pride for many years and retired from US Steel Company. 

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, two sisters Cora Jackson and Dianne Franklin Stephens.

Gary leaves to cherish his memories his wife of Kimberly Sanders of Mt. Pleasant, Texas; four sons Dwayne Tarver of Dallas, Texas, Antwan Sanders and Gary B. Sanders, II both of Washington, Kerron Sanders of Mt. Pleasant, Texas; three grandchildren C’Sherica Shaw, Solay Sanders and Lauren Sanders; six brothers Charles Buford of Dallas, Texas, Kenneth Franklin of California, Tony Sanders of Greenville, Texas, Vincent Yates, Anthony Yates, Joseph Yates all of California; seven sisters Bonnie (Bernard) Roper of Maryland, Kasterderia “Polly” (Jerry) Peters of Naples, Texas, Linda (William) Boone of San Angelo, Texas, Lawauna Yates, Rachelle Diggs, Richelle Yates, Danish Yates all of California; his nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly; also his aunt Daisy Spence of California, cousins, other relatives; sisters-in-law Sherry (Daryl) Sanders, Sheila Brown all of Longview, Texas,  and friends.

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Public Viewing
December 22, 2023

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tumey Mortuary
611 N. Gibson Avenue
Mt. Pleasant, TX 75455

Celebration of Life
December 23, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Paul A.M.E. Church
302 East 7th Street
Mount Pleasant, Texas 75455

Interment following funeral service
December 23, 2023

Cortznes Cemetery
S. O'Tyson Avenue
Mt. Pleasant, Texas 75455


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