Sam Aaron Sanders – Obituary

By  | October 11, 2018 | Filed under: Obituaries, Thompson & Son Funeral Home

Sam Aaron Sanders departed this life on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 peacefully at Helen Keller Hospital surrounded by family and friends.  He was born November 7, 1927 to William Oliver Sanders and Josie Abernathy Sanders in Lime Kiln, Alabama in Colbert County.

He married Laura Simpson Sanders to this union five children were born.

He retired from Arrow Transportation in Sheffield, Alabama.
He was preceded in death by his parents

William & Josie Sanders, one brother William Howard Sanders, one sister Vernilda Yvonne Sanders and one son Jimmy Wayne Sanders.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years Laura Simpson Sanders, Four daughters, Jorja Davis Jackson, Muscle Shoals, Alabama; Vernilda Sanders Beckwith (Richard); Larie Sanders Washington; Tina Sanders Mitchum (Joseph) all of Sheffield, Alabama, One daughter-in-law Dr. Ola Goode Sanders, Huntsville, Alabama; Eight Grandchildren: Eric Davis (Tai) Frisco, Texas; Mylon Beckwith, Nashville, Tennessee; Charis Jackson Boddie (Travis) Clarksdale, Mississippi; Shwante Beckwith, Harvest, Alabama; Oliver Sanders, Huntsville, Alabama; Brandon Washington, Long Beach, California; Martin Underwood, Grand Prairie, Texas; and Aaron Underwood, Jonesboro, Georgia.  Eight Great Grandchildren: Erin, Morgan, Sam and Devin Davis, Frisco, Texas; Alexis Barnett, Florence, Alabama; Jordan Boddie, Clarksdale, Mississippi; Lauren Beckwith, Harvest, Alabama and Kaleb Sanders, Huntsville, Alabama. One Great-Great- Grandchild, Aiden Barnett, Florence, Alabama. He was loved by a host of other relatives, church family and friends.

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