Carl Shelton Sanders

Monday, August 4, 2014

Carl Shelton Sanders, Sr., realizing the uncertainty of life, and with full confidence and trust in his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and knowing that by faith in His sacrifice on the cross for him he has eternal life, Carl entered his heavenly home on July 31, 2014.

He was born May 11, 1936, in Anacoco, La., the son of Troy and Viola (Moore) Sanders. On Nov. 23, 1956, in Wiggins, Miss., he was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Catherine Addison, who survives.

Also surviving are: one son, Carl Shelton "Tiger" Sanders, Jr., and his wife, Lisa, of Jenkins, Mo.; two daughters, Connie Rose and her husband, Loye, of Cassville, Mo., and Kelley Barnhart and her husband, Lee, of Jenkins, Mo.; two brothers, Jack Sanders and his wife, Madeline, of Sunnymead, Calif., and Jerry Sanders and his wife, Cordelia of Broken Arrow, Okla.; one sister, Wanda Moody and her husband, Will, of Silsbee, Texas; ten grandchildren, Mindi Artherton, Cody Barnhart, Ethan Schexnider, Rachel Sanders, Trey Rose, Shelby Barnhart, Taylor Sanders, Gavin Schexnider, Abby Rose and Troy Rose; and two great-grandchildren, Briley and Rhett Artherton.

Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother in infancy.

Carl was a graduate of Marion High School in Lake Charles, La. He then attended McNeese State College in Lake Charles. From Feb. 10, 1959, until Aug. 13, 1962, Carl served in the U.S. Army, being stationed at Ft. Sill in Lawton, Okla., and honorably discharged from Ft. Polk, La. Carl was a self-employed electrician and a member of Electrical Local IBEW 861 in Lake Charles, La. Twenty-four years ago, he moved from Moss Bluff, La., to Jenkins, Mo., to make his home. He was a member of Cassville First Baptist Church, where he was an ordained Deacon. While living on his farm in Jenkins, he spent his time raising cattle, fishing Flat Creek with his grandchildren, and hunting and trapping with his son and grandson. Carl was a caring, loving, and generous man who loved helping others. During his life he was devoted to his loving wife, church and family.

Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 4, in First Baptist Church, Cassville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Pastor James Weaver, Pastor Scott Moody, and brother Jerry Sanders conducted the services. Burial was at Clio Cemetery, Jenkins.

Contributions may be made to Clio Cemetery in memory of Carl.

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