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Steve Sanders
Birth: Sep. 17, 1952
Stewart County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jun. 10, 1998
Cape Coral
Lee County
Florida, USA

Country Musician. A member of the famed country singing group “The Oak Ridge Boys” he was born in Richland, Georgia, and sang gospel tunes as a child. At age 12 he began an acting career in which he played the role of ‘Jody Baxter’ in the Broadway musical "The Yearling," and also performed on the "Ed Sullivan Show." After the musical closed, he played a role in an Otto Preminger movie "Hurry Sundown" and appeared on the television series "Gunsmoke" and the ABC drama "Noon Wine" with Jason Robards and Olivia de Havilland. Steve Sanders joined the Oak Ridge Boys as rhythm guitarist in 1981 and replaced William Lee Golden as baritone singer in 1987. He sang lead on three of the band's top singles, "Gonna Take A Lot Of River," "No Matter How High," and "Lucky Moon." He left Oak Ridge Boys in November 1995 because he felt that his personal problems were affecting the band. In June 1998 he took his life with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A memorial was held 8 days after his death at the McKendree United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tennessee. He was cremated, and the ashes were given to his wife, with whom he shared a home in Cape Coral, Florida. (bio by: Beauswifey) 
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Plot: Retained By His Wife.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Cinnamonntoast4
Record added: Jul 25, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6634537
Steve Sanders
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Steve Sanders
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Sorry for your loss, Steve. You were a great, talented person.
- Janet Nazer
 Added: Oct. 6, 2015

- Sherry
 Added: Sep. 17, 2015

- mj
 Added: Sep. 17, 2015
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