John Daniel Sanders, age 78, died Monday, September 09, 2019, at his residence in Columbus, surrounded by his family and caregivers. Services will be held Thursday, September 12, 2019, at 2:00 PM at Memorial Gunter Peel, 716 2nd Ave. North Chapel, with Rev. Steve Blalock officiating. Burial will follow at Haughton Memorial Park in Amory. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home & Crematory, 2nd Ave. North location, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Mr. Sanders was born on Thursday, February 06, 1941, in Walker County, AL, to the late Oscar C. and Agnes Hyder Sanders. He was a member of First United Pentecostal Church. John lived in Fayette, AL for 25 years, before moving to Birmingham for a short time, before moving back to Fayette, where he met and married his 1st wife, the late Paulette Parrish. John and Paulette later moved to Columbus where he began a 31-year career with General Tire & Rubber Company. Due to failing health, he moved his parents to Columbus. After his father died, and while taking care of his mother, Paulette became ill and passed away in 1996. While continuing to care for his mother, John would later meet and marry one of his motherís caregivers, Faye Edwards. John and Faye lived a very happy and active live together until she became ill and passed away in 2015. Although John never had children of his own, Fayeís sons and their families, along with a host of caregivers and friends, cared for him after her death. Survivors include his stepsons, David Edwards and his wife, Brenda, of Corinth, MS, Joel Edwards of Columbus, and Nathan Edwards and his wife, Lana, of Brooksville, MS. Serving as pallbearers will be Morgan Edwards, Larry Johnson, Billy Gore, Cary Richardson, Raymond McCool and Tommy Lindsey Johnís family would like to thank all of his friends, caregivers, and Mrs. Johnnie Rixie for their visits and support during his illness. Memorials may be made to: First United Pentecostal Church, P.O. Box 2391, Columbus, MS 39704.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on September 11, 2019
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