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In Memory of

Delbert Gene Sanders

June 30, 1937 - March 31, 2015

Obituary


D. GENE SANDERS, age 77, passed away on March 31, 2015, in Houston, Texas, after a lengthy battle with lung disease. Gene Sanders' survivors include his loving wife of 50 years, Kathy Sanders; daughter, Terri Snow; son, Tommy Stoddard and wife, Barbara; son, Todd Sanders and wife, Charlotte. Grandchildren include: Evan Snow, Joshua Snow, Matthew Sanders, Kristin Sanders, Kimberley Wiesner, Robert Wiesner and wife Jacquline and one great grandchild, Urijah Wiesner. Gene Sanders is preceded in death by his Mother, Ina Mae Butler Sanders Abernathy, his Father, Eugene Wayman Sanders and son, Steve Sanders.
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D. GENE SANDERS, age 77, passed away on March 31, 2015, in Houston, Texas, after a lengthy battle with lung disease. Gene Sanders' survivors include his loving wife of 50 years, Kathy Sanders; daughter, Terri Snow; son, Tommy Stoddard and wife, Barbara; son, Todd Sanders and wife, Charlotte. Grandchildren include: Evan Snow, Joshua Snow, Matthew Sanders, Kristin Sanders, Kimberley Wiesner, Robert Wiesner and wife Jacquline and one great grandchild, Urijah Wiesner. Gene Sanders is preceded in death by his Mother, Ina Mae Butler Sanders Abernathy, his Father, Eugene Wayman Sanders and son, Steve Sanders.

Gene Sanders was born on June 30, 1937 in Mineral Wells, Texas at Nazareth Hospital. He graduated from Mineral Wells High School in 1955, and graduated from Baylor University Business School, in Waco, Texas, with a BBA degree in 1959. While there, he was a member of the "Esquires" Social Fraternity on campus.

After returning to Mineral Wells, Texas in 1960, Gene was employed by the Palo Pinto County Tax Office. One month later, he accepted a position as Tax Assessor/Collector for Mineral Wells ISD, after the job was left vacant upon Fred White's retirement. Gene enjoyed his new unofficial title as "The Matthew of Mineral Wells." He left this position in 1970, for a short stint with an appraisal firm. He then moved to Houston, Texas and spent the remainder of his professional career on what he refers to as "The other side of the fence, representing the proposed valuations of tax payers."

Gene Sanders became a Master Mason, serving at Worshipful Master, District Deputy Grand Master and then was "past everything but redemption" in the local York Rite bodies. He was an active member of Clay Road Baptist Church, serving several years on the School Board of their ministry, Clay Road Baptist School. Gene will be remembered lovingly by family and friends as one who joyously celebrated life to the fullest.
A Memorial Service to honor his life will be April 11th at 1pm in Houston, Texas at Clay Road Baptist Church, 9151 Clay Road, Houston TX 77080.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Clay Road Baptist School, 9151 Clay Road, Houston, TX 77080