Anthony L. Sanders
September 01, 1957 ~ November 11, 2020 | 63
Memorial service for Mr. Anthony Larae Sanders, 63 years old of Clarksville, TX who went to be with his Lord, November 11, 2020 at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX will be Saturday, November 14, 2020 at New Hope Cemetery, Detroit, Texas @ 12:00 Noon with Pastor T.L. Blevins officiating. Cremation was arranged by Citizens Funeral Home, 500 E. Church Street, Clarksville, TX. Condolences may be made at www.citizensfuneralhome.com.
Anthony Larae Sanders was born on September 1, 1957 to his proud parents, L. B. and Helen Sanders in Clarksville, Texas. Anthony was the eldest of four children.
He graduated from Clarksville High School in 1975. He was the first athlete from Clarksville High School to earn 1st Team All-State honors in basketball. Of those selected, he had the highest average for points per game (31+). A phenomenal athlete, Anthony attended Paris Junior College, East Texas State University which is now Texas A & M at Commerce and Prairie View A & M University which is the beloved alma mater of his parents.
Anthony accepted Christ at an early age. He was baptized at Union Baptist Church in Detroit, Texas. He was a member of the Rock of Ages Baptist Church in Annona, Texas where he served as an usher and a member of the Men’s Chorus under the leadership of Pastor Blevins.
Anthony was faithful and believed in taking care of his family. He retired from Campbell Soup in Paris Texas in 2017 after 30 years of service. When he was not working, he loved coaching youth league sports. He always had time to catch his son Devon’s latest athletic track meet. He was a die heart Dallas Cowboys fan and supporter. Anthony inherited his mother’s love of fishing. He also enjoyed gardening, grilling, and cooking for his family and friends.
Anthony was preceded in death by his parents, L. B. & Helen Sanders; grandparents, Roy & Lula Denwiddie (maternal); Judge & Nina Sanders (paternal), and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, cousin, nephew, uncle and friend. He leaves to celebrate his life and legacy: his loving wife and soul mate of 28 years, Leler Scales-Sanders; five children, his three sons Devon Sanders, Isaac Cunningham, Lonta Hobbs and two daughters Andrea Sanders and Aundrea Taylor. He was the proud grandfather of 11 grandchildren. His siblings, Duval Sanders, Tonya Sanders and Monica Sanders of Houston, Texas; his uncle, Paul Sanders of Atlanta, Georgia and a host of other relatives and friends will forever cherish the precious memories they shared together. He also leaves his God-Sister, Carol Ellis of Dallas, Texas. Anthony finished his Journey of Faith as he took his final steps on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. “His Lord said unto him, Well Done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.” Matthew 25:21
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