James L. Sanders, Jr.

Born in Nashville, TN on June 29, 1930

Departed on December 8, 2018 and resided in Nashville, TN

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James L. Sanders, Jr., age 88, of Nashville, TN passed away on December 8, 2018 at Brookdale in Bellevue, TN. He was born in Nashville on June 29, 1930 to the late James Leon Sanders, Sr. and Virginia Louise Sanders.

Along with his parents, Mr. Sanders is preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Frances L. Sanders; brother, Harlan L. Sanders; and sister, Gladys Bowen.

He is survived by his children, Kenneth W. Sanders(Becky), Larry D. Sanders, and Cheryl L. Sanchez; two brothers, Claude “Gene” Sanders(Deborah), and Ernest “Wayne” Sanders(Sandra). Mr. Sanders is also survived by 8 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He honorably served his country in the United States Air Force until his separation, at which point he joined the Tennessee Air National Guard and served for 25 years. Mr. Sanders was employed by Western Electric for 29 years and was also a well-known auctioneer. He and his wife were long time members of Redeemer Lutheran Church.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 10:30am at Redeemer Lutheran Church(800 Bellevue Rd, Nashville, TN 37221) with Rev. Phillip Young officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 13, from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at West Harpeth Funeral Home. Mr. Sanders will be laid to rest, by his wife, at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.


3 Comments to James L. Sanders, Jr.

  1. The Martin family, Eddie and Alicia Mt Juliet TN. says:

    Our Prayers are with your family during this time of loss. May God grant you peace as you work through this life change. Blessing to you.

  2. John Kotz says:

    I didn’t know James Sanders, however after reading the obituary, I sure wish I had. What an amazing life. He was truly from a generation which made this country what it is today.

    To his family, in particular his son Larry, whom I’ve had the good fortune to have worked with for many years, may you find peace in the many, many memories you’ve shared with James over the years.

    God Bless….
    John Kotz

  3. Judith Redmond says:

    My sympathy goes out to the Sanders family. I didn’t see the notice in the newspaper and just now found out of James’ passing. I’ve known James and his family, since I was probably 13 or 14-years old. Frances Sanders had numerous Stanly Home Demonstration parties with my mother Bessie Redmond and this is where James began the friendship with my father Dave Redmond. James and his brothers loved to hunt and my father’s friendship with James and his brothers was special. I recall how they loved to Duck hunt.

    During the past several years, one of James’ nieces attended the Quilting Class at the Cohn Learning Center. She would keep me posted on James. A great person, great husband, great father, great friend and always a smile when I saw him. May James rest in peace and once again be with the love of his life… Frances.

    I’m sending lots of prayers out to the Sanders family, from Judy and Eddy Redmond, Dave and Bessie Redmond’s children.

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