May 25, 2022

Joe Dean Sanders

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Joe Dean Sanders, 86, of Stokes entered his eternal home on Thursday, July 2, 2020. He passed away at his residence after a long illness.

Mr. Sanders was the son of the late Tate and Opha Cox Sanders and grew up in McNairy County. He moved to the Friendship area around 1954. His younger years were spent working as a logger and farming. Once in the Friendship area, he became a lifelong farmer which he loved. He loved and appreciated nature and had a true green thumb and could grow anything from a twig. Mr. Sanders was a member of Elizabeth United Methodist Church.

Other than his parents he was preceded in death by thirteen siblings. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Rebecca Sanders; son Michael Sanders (Ann) of Friendship; daughter Vicki Dunagan (Eddie) of Dyersburg; granddaughter Holly Korn (Mark); grandson Blake Dunagan (SuAnna);great grandchildren Cara Dunagan, Carter Korn, Ryder Korn and a host of nieces and nephews.

He dearly loved his family and friends and will be greatly missed. Due to concerns for the family and friends regarding COVID19, there will be a graveside service only Friday, July 3, 2020 at 4:00 pm at Bellevernon Cemetery with Rev. Tommy McElyea officiating. Family will serve as pallbearers.

Friendship Funeral Home 731-677-2673.

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