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Thomas 'Tommy' Leonard Sanders

April 24, 1938 — February 18, 2020


Thomas "Tommy" L. Sanders, 81 of Calhoun, died Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 at Redmond Regional Medical Center following several years of declining health.
Mr. Sanders was born in Madison County, Alabama on April 24th, 1938, son of the late Clessie Columbus Sanders and Ola Mae Sullivan Sanders. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers; Paul and Jerry Sanders, and four great-grandchildren, Hope, Danielle, Tristan and Cutie Prior to retirement, he and his wife owned and operated T&R Tile. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and member of Calhoun Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Nellie Ruth Franklin Sanders to whom he was married for 63 years, six daughters and sons-in-law; Debra Leach (Glenn) of Texas, Sharon Sanders of Canton, Georgia, Patsy Byers (Steve) of Dallas, Georgia, Leisa Greenway (Raymond) of Canton, Georgia, Trisha Gregory (Dennis) of Blairsville, Georgia and Hazel Hicks (Bobby) of Acworth, Georgia. Eighteen grandchildren and more than 30 great-grandchildren, two brothers; J. L. Sanders of Ardmore, Alabama and Virgil Sanders of Aragon, Georgia.
A funeral service is planned for Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 at 2:00 PM from Calhoun Church of Christ, 1301 Dews Pond Road SE, Calhoun, Georgia 30701. Interment will follow at Haven of Rest Memorial Park. Pallbearers serving will include the grandsons and grandsons-in-law. Honorary pallbearers include; Billy Michaels, Edwin Martin, Charles Bemus, Edd Newberry, Robert Chancy and Rex Dobbins. These gentlemen are asked to assemble at the church, Saturday at 1:45 PM.
The family of Thomas "Tommy" L. Sanders will receive friends on Saturday, February 22nd from 11:00 AM until the funeral hour at Calhoun Church of Christ.
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