GORDO Samuel Mack Sanders Sr., age 82, of Gordo, died April 20, 2013, at home. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. today, April 22, 2013, at Gordo First United Methodist Church with Bro. Bart Bowlin officiating and Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. The family will receive friends following the memorial service in the church sanctuary.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hobson Davis and Emma Laura McCulley Davis, and an infant son, Richard Kerry Sanders.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Rheta F. Sanders; his daughter, Susan Sanders (Jeff); his son, Samuel Mack Sanders Jr. (Donna); three grandchildren, Andrea Duffy, Jacob Sanders, and Morgan Sanders; one great-grandchild, Ava Caroline Duffy; and many special friends from the car lot and community.
Mr. Sanders was born March 30, 1931, in Gordo, Alabama. He was a member of Gordo First United Methodist Church, a former business owner, and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force
. Mack enjoyed fishing, Alabama football, spending time with his friends, and especially the time he shared with his family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Hospice of West Alabama, 3851 Loop Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404; or a favorite