James Calvin Sanders, age 58, resident of Olive Branch, Mississippi, departed this life Wednesday evening, June 3, 2020 at his residence.
Calvin was born April 29, 1962 in Brownsville, Tennessee, the son of Joyce Inez Moss Sanders and the late Walter Lee Sanders. He was employed as a truck driver for many years and enjoyed woodworking and working in his yard.
Mr. Sanders is survived by four daughters, Kristy Laxton (Kyle) of Brighton, TN, Candace Cook (Jeff) of Whiteville, TN, Lana Hunt (Tony) of Olive Branch, MS and Leah Sanders of Somerville, TN; five sons, Russell Sanders of Mason, TN, Jimmy Jordan (Madison) of Olive Branch, MS, Jason Smith (Jacqueline) of Memphis, TN, Jonathan Tice of Moscow, TN and Christopher Tice of Moscow, TN; his mother, Joyce Moss Sanders of Somerville, TN; his sister, Debbie Motley (Terry) of Marion, AR; his brother, Jerry Sanders of Whiteville, TN; twenty grandchildren, Makailah, Lynnleigh, Kyndall, Kaylie, Josh, Jacob, Caleb, Rachel, Willa, Hailey, Ethan, Lillian, Evan, Riley, Travis, Wyatt, Trevor, Alexandria, Autumn and Lucas; and one great-grandson on the way, Ryker.
Funeral Services for Mr. Sanders were held at 11 A.M. Monday, June 8, 2020 at the Peebles Main Funeral Chapel in Somerville with Dr. Cory Knepshield, pastor of Clearview Baptist Church in Southaven, Mississippi, officiating. Interment followed in the Fayette County Memorial Park Cemetery on Highway 64 near Oakland.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers were Russell Sanders, Jimmy Jordan, Jason Smith, Jonathan Tice, Kyle Laxton and Jeremey Motley. Honorary pallbearers were Gary “Brother-in-Law” Moxley, Terry Motley, Jeff Cook and Jerry Sanders.
The family requests that memorials be directed to the West Cancer Clinic & Research Institute, 7668 Airways Boulevard, Southaven, MS 38671.
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