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William M. Sanders, Jr.

November 19, 1937 — January 8, 2024

Corinth

William M. Sanders, Jr.

 

William Merrill Sanders, Jr.

 

Services for William Merrill Sanders, Jr., 86, are set for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 13, 2024, at First Baptist Church, Corinth. Visitation will be Friday, January 12, 2024, at First Baptist Church, Corinth, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 13, 2024,  from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

 

Mr. Sanders died Monday, January 8, 2024, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was born in Lumberton, Mississippi on November 19, 1937, to the late William Merrill Sanders and Loris Moran Sanders. He was a graduate of West Point High School and earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mississippi State University while on an ROTC scholarship. He was employed with Tyrone Hydraulics/Dana Corporation as Quality Assurance Manager. While he was employed with Tyrone, he taught Excellence in Manufacturing classes in the United States, Japan and Europe. After retiring from Dana, he was employed with Geartek as Quality Manager.

He served in the army from 1961-1963, as a First Lieutenant.

He was a member of the Kiwanis Club and served as a past President. He had a servant’s heart and enjoyed teaching Sunday School and working with Transformation Ranch.

 

He is survived by his daughters, Stephanie Clausel, Tracey Rogers and Dawn Wilbourne; grandchildren Ashley Clausel, Alan Clausel (Ally), Andy Clausel, Christopher Shipman, Rebecca Rogers, Wiley Lantz (Linda), Gentry Stafford (Gabe); great-grandchildren Lennox Clausel, Cayleigh Shipman, Zander Lantz, Hadley and Riley Stafford; sisters Kathy Wills, Becky Parker (Hubert); brothers, Bobby Sanders (Barbara), Ab Sanders (Jan). In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Sanders, brother, David Sanders and son-in-law, Bryan Clausel.

 

The family would like to send a special thank you to Magnolia Regional Heath Center and the staff of Mississippi Care.

 

Bro. Dennis Smith will officiate the service.

 

Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons, Christopher Shipman, Wiley Lantz, Alan Clausel, Andy Clausel and the Ambassadors Sunday School Class.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 501 Main Street, Corinth, Mississippi, 38834 or Transformation Ranch at TransformatiomRanch.net.

 

Magnolia Funeral Home has been honored to serve the family of William M. Sanders, Jr.

 

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Visitation

Friday, January 12, 2024

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

First Baptist Church of Corinth

, Corinth, MS 38834

First Baptist Church, Corinth
01/13/2024 1100

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Saturday, January 13, 2024

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Saturday, January 13, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

First Baptist Church of Corinth

, Corinth, MS 38834

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