|Birth: ||Nov. 14, 1905|
|Death: ||May 15, 1950|
Medical Doctor. His practice was in Big Spring, Texas. In 1949, he and his brother, Dr. Virgil Sanders and sister-in-law, Dr. Nell W. Sanders, built and operated the Medical Arts Hospital. The hospital remained opened until 1979 when the hospital floors were closed. The first floor clinic continued to stay open until 1993, when Dr. Virgil and Dr. Nell retired.
Obituary published in the Big Spring Herald on Wednesday, May 17, 1950:
DR. PRESTON SANDERS RITES ARE SET HERE FOR TOMORROW MORNING
Funeral for Dr. Preston R. Sanders, 44, had been set for 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Methodist church.
Dr. Sanders was found dead in his home Tuesday morning. He had been ill for the past three weeks.
Rites will be conducted for the widely known physician by the Rev. Alsie Carleton, pastor of the First Methodist church, and graveside rites will be in charge of the Masonic order. Dr. Sanders was a member of the Methodist church, the Masonic lodge, and the American Business club.
Born in Blanco, he moved with his family here 36 years ago. Graduating from Big Spring high school, he took his medical degree from the University of Texas medical school and interned at the Herman hospital in Houston. He returned to Big Spring in September 1935 to begin his practice. He was among the first to leave for service prior to World War II, entering on Nov. 7, 1940. He was separated in 1945 and returned to resume practice. A year ago, in partnership with a brother, Dr. Virgil Sanders and sister-in-law, Dr. Nell White Sanders, he opened the Medical Arts hospital here.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Sanders; two children, Susan Sanders and Scott Sanders; his parents Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Sanders; three brothers, Garland Sanders and Dr. Virgil Sanders, Big Spring, and Clifton L. Sanders, Long Beach, Calif.; and two sisters, Mrs. Henry Carpenter, Big Spring, and Mrs. Warren Smith, Los Angeles, Calif.
Pallbearers will be Roy Reeder, Willard Sullivan, Lee Porter, P.D. Ausmus, John Davis, Walker Bailey, A.A. McKinney, Douglas Orme, Jess T. Thornton, D.F. Bigony. Physicians and all other friends will be considered honorary pallbearers.
The remains are in state at Nalley chapel.
John Edwin Sanders (1879 - 1971)
Annie Mae Van Horn Sanders (1879 - 1963)
Susan Kay Sanders (1944 - 2007)*
Preston Randolph Sanders (1905 - 1950)
Garland Sanders (1908 - 1998)*
Jack Virgil Sanders (1913 - 1998)*
R. Clifton Sanders (1915 - 2002)*
Mount Olive Cemetery
Created by: Dennis Alan Deel
Record added: Feb 04, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47599198
THANK YOU AND GOD FOR DELIVERING ME ON OCTOBER 8 1939.YOU DIED TOO YOUNG AND THE WORLD LOST A GOOD DOCTOR.|
Added: Nov. 14, 2010
Dennis Alan Deel
Added: Feb. 4, 2010