Ronald Wayne Sanders was born in McKinney, Texas, the son of Asa Paxton Sanders and Laura Redden Sanders on January 21, 1935, and departed this life on December 22, 2018 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 83 years.
He was united in marriage to Martha Anna White on June 27, 1957 in Houston, Texas. She preceded him in death on December 4, 2000.
He is survived by his friend and companion, Don McCaslin of the home, in Koshkonong, Missouri; his daughter, Vivian Jones and husband, Joe, of Shawnee, Kansas; one brother, Asa Sanders, Jr. and wife, Neva, of Houston, Texas; one sister, Loretta Sanders of Willis, Texas; two grandchildren, Dean Jones and wife, Andrea, and Dave Jones, both of Shawnee, Kansas; two great grandsons, Greyson and Sawyer; many nieces and nephews; other relatives; and countless friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Sanders; parents, Asa and Laura Sanders; one sister, Janice Sanders; two brothers, Darwin and Marshall Sanders; grandparents and many other family members.
Ronald had a talent for upholstery. He loved making old furniture look like new. He even owned and operated his own upholstery store for many dedicated years.
He also loved spending his time outdoors, tending to his flowers and growing his own vegetables.
Ronald was a loving companion, father, brother, grandfather and friend. He will truly be missed by all that knew him.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Brother Kris Cotham officiating.
Interment will be in Thayer Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc in Thayer.