Mr. John William “J.W.” Sanders, 88, of Cartersville died on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Star Manor in Cartersville. Born on December 19, 1930, in Tallapoosa, Georgia he was the son of the late A.Z. Sanders and the late Elvinie Walls Sanders. He was also preceded in death by his wife of sixty five years, Sara Elizabeth Howard Sanders; his sisters, Mary Kate Fenley, Hazel Moore, and Jeannette Reebock; and his brother, Kenneth Sanders.
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Mr. Sanders served his country in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a kind and generous man who loved his family and loved to talk to people. He “never met a stranger” and was known at church as “The Candy Man”.
Survivors include his daughter, Donna Roberts (Mark) of Chattanooga, Tennessee; his son, Greg Sanders (Shelia) of Acworth; his grandchildren, Casie Moore (Bobby) of Coral Gables, Florida, Jacob Roberts (Bianca) of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, and Hunter Sanders of Acworth; his great-grandchild, Huddler Moore of Coral Gables, Florida; and his sister, Leva Wisener of Cedartown.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 in the chapel of Parnick Jennings Funeral Home and Cremation Services with Reverend Dewayne McCreary, Reverend Larry Davis, and Reverend Dale Brewer officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service.
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