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SANDERS, Jr., John born in Kannapolis, NC on August 30, 1929, a resident of Dayton, Ohio for seventy-two years, passed away August 20, 2014 after a long illness. John was the son of John H. Sanders, Sr. and Louise McCoy Sanders (both deceased). He was baptized at an early age before leaving North Carolina and continued his church affiliation by joining Tabernacle Baptist Church in the 1950"s. He is preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy Turner, and wife, Phyllis Hunter Sanders. He is survived by one brother, Dr. Gerald Sanders (Verdia), and two sisters, Germaine Smith (Joseph) and Dr. Brenda Thomas (Robert). He is also survived by six children: Ronald Sanders (Joyce), Kathleen Gilbert (Mick), Carolynn Head, Serena Newton (Houston), Phillip Sanders (Denise) and John Sanders III; and former spouse, Phyllis J. Sanders. In addition, he is survived by three step-children, Julius (Sondra), Jeffrey, and Gregory Hunter; twenty-four grandchildren; forty-one great grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; and devoted companion, Cherry Morrison. John graduated from Dunbar High School in 1948 and later became a long distance truck driver for National Cash Register until his retirement in 1981. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. The family wishes to express special recognition to Dr. David Joffe, cardiologist, for his many years of care. Services will be held Thursday, August 28th at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 380 South Broadway St., Dayton, Ohio. Visitation will be 11 A.M. followed by funeral services at 12 P.M. Interment will be held at West Memory Garden, Reverend Melvin Jackson, officiating.

Published in Dayton Daily News from Aug. 26 to Aug. 27, 2014
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