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 Steve Sanders

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Steve Sanders

Birth
Richland, Stewart County, Georgia, USA
Death 10 Jun 1998 (aged 45)
Cape Coral, Lee County, Florida, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Plot Retained By His Wife.
Memorial ID 6634537 View Source
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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.

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  • Originally Created by: Cinnamonntoast4
  • Added: 25 Jul 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6634537
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6634537/steve-sanders : accessed ), memorial page for Steve Sanders (17 Sep 1952–10 Jun 1998), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6634537, ; Maintained by Find a Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.