Ray Sanders, age 76, of Paducah, passed away at 2:05 PM on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his loving family, after a brief battle with cancer.
Ray retired from the Teamster Truck Line as a route driver. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Paducah and attended Community Fellowship Baptist Church. Ray was an avid UK Wildcat fan and had a love for "show cars". He was a member of River Tin Street Rods club.
He is survived by his wife, Sue Johnson Sanders; one sister, Delorice Jean Sanders Upchurch of Paducah; one brother, W. R. Sanders and wife Betty, of Paducah; one daughter, Tammy Barclay of Paducah; one son, Jimmy Rockwell and wife Inge of Hickory; aunt Estelle Hall of Grand Rivers; two nephews, Terry Bell and wife Kim of Paducah and Roy Trimble and wife Kathy of LaCenter; two nieces, Lisa Elliott of Florida and Christy Dawn Sanders of Paducah; one granddaughter, Danielle Wildharber of Mayfield; one grandson, Robert Gossum of Hickory; three great-grandchildren, Avery, Forrest and Fallon Wildharber of Mayfield; sister-in-law, Marta Vowell and husband, Fred of Paducah; two nieces, Amber McIntosh and husband Josh and Heather Pierce and husband Neil, all of Paducah and several friends .
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Linda Trimble Sanders; his mother, Opal Mae Walker Sanders Bebout and her husband James; his father, William "Slim" Murray Sanders and wife Mildred. He was also preceded in death by two nephews, Dean Sanders and Bill Sanders.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, March 6, 2017 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Paducah with Rev. Brad Henson and Rev. Bob Franz officiating. Entombment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3140 Parisa Drive, Paducah, KY 42001.
Monday, March 6th, 2017 1:00pm, Milnor & Orr
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens