|Birth: ||Jan. 2, 1924|
|Death: ||Mar. 2, 2009|
Reverend Alton Fullard Sanders, age 85 of Kilgore, formerly of Crockett, passed away Monday, March 2, 2009 in the Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview. He was born January 2, 1924 in Moffet, Texas to the late Moses and Annie Sanders.
Reverend Sanders graduated from Groveton High School in 1941 and then in 1943 enlisted and served three years in the U.S. Navy. In 1950, he graduated from Sam Houston State University and from the BMA Theological Seminary in 1969. Reverend Sanders was a Licensed Insurance Agent before he surrendered to the Ministry in 1963. He was ordained and licensed as a Minister by Calvary Baptist Church of Crockett and served as a Minister and Pastor in the Baptist Missionary Association of Texas for over thirty years.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Laura Marie Sanders, of Kilgore, formerly of Crockett; one son Allan Sanders, of Carrollton; one daughter and son-in-law Patricia and Bill Salmon, of Kilgore; four grandchildren Teri Beavers, of Frisco, Rebekah Lee, of Edmond, Okla., Laura Williams, of Frisco and David Sanders, of Dallas; two great-grandchildren Asher Lee, of Edmond, Okla. and Rachel Beavers, of Frisco; brother J.B. Sanders, of Canton; four sisters Almarene Taylor, of Lufkin, Wilmith Charlton, Juanita Dotson, both of Trinity and Shirley Wolfe, of Cooper; numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Reverend Alton Fullard Sanders were held Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Deward Mullen of Frankston and the Rev. Gaylan Henry of Fort Worth officiating. Interment followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to BMA Theological Seminary 1530 E Pine St, Jacksonville, Texas 75766.
Laura Marie Mitchell Sanders (1925 - 2012)
Cedar Grove Cemetery
Created by: Cecil Vaden Jr.
Record added: Mar 11, 2009
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