Sam Sanders was born in Springdale, Arkansas to Andrew Jackson "A.J." Sanders and Dora (Hinson) Sanders, March 27, 1898, the third of four sons. He moved with his family to the Lubbock, TX area in 1914 and attended school in Estacado. He married Jo B Fugitt, June 29, 1921 in Estacado. They moved to Idalou in 1948. He was a farmer until his retirement. During WW I he served in the National Guard which he humorously called "The Stick Horse Cavalry". He was a member of the Assembly of God Church. He was known lovingly by his grandchildren as Papa Sam.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Yvonne Sanders in 1939, and a son, Clayton Sanders in 1985. He was also preceded in death by his parents and by his 3 brothers, Carnel O. Sanders, Albert Utah Sanders, and Ottis L. Sanders.
He is survived by his wife Jo B Sanders, a daughter Euna Fay Harris, five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Jo B. Fugitt Sanders
1904–1991 (m. 1921)
Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.
Gravesite Details 3 generations of his family, in this cemetery, have matching grave markers.
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