Mr. Sanders, 71, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 at his residence.
He is preceded in death by parents, Clayton & Mary Louise Gannon Sanders and brother Doyle Sanders.
Survivors include: his wife of 52 years Huetta Sanders; daughter Ginny (Bruce) Smith; son Clay (Amy) Sanders; siblings Mike Sanders, Boots (Rebecca) Sanders and Barbara (Robert) Dennis; granddaughter Rebecca Lauren Turner; grandsons Austin & Peyton Smith; as well as numerous very special nieces and nephews.
Mr. Sanders was a member of Gladeville Baptist Church, a 1959 graduate of Mt. Juliet High School and a retired sheet metal worker with Sheet Metal Workers Local 177.
Visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 17 12 noon until funeral services at 2 p.m. in the Partlow Funeral Chapel.
Services will be conducted by Rev. Frank Jordan and Rev. Tom Theriot. Interment will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers: Chris McDonald, Haskell Evans, Charles Ricketts, Andy Parrish, Ducas Frazier, Charlie Palmer, Gomer Jordan and Allen Yelton.
Honorary: The Gleaners Sunday School Class, Ernest Sanders, Joe Lannom, Tommy Knowles, Keith Cook, Raymond Evans, Raymond Parker, Bill Hicks, Allen Graves, Jessie Hunt and the fellow brothers of Sheet Metal Workers Local 177.
In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made in Mr. Sanders' memory to The Gladeville Baptist Church Family Assistance Fund, 9000 Stewarts Ferry Pike, Mt. Juliet, 37122.
Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon.