In Memoriam
Joe  W.  Sanders
Sequoyah  Vocational School ~ Student 1940s

     BROKEN ARROW, Ok --  Joseph "Joe" W Sanders , 79, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma passed from this life on December 20, 2009 in Tulsa. He was born on August 25, 1930 in Baron, Oklahoma to Charles and Jessie (Starr) Sanders.

    Joe attended Sequoyah Vocational School as a sophomore in 1947 and graduated with the Class of 1949.

    Joe graduated from Connors State College and served in the United States Air Force -Airman 1st Class. He married Becky (Bruner) Sanders on June 24, 1955 in Tulsa, Okla. Joe worked as an electrician -IBEW Local #584 before retiring. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Broken Arrow, IBEW Local #584, Cherokee Nation, and numerous golf courses over the years.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents and 8 of his siblings; sisters: Susie Sanders Raines, Louisa Sanders Swake, Crystal Sanders Butler and Charlotte Sanders Cone; brothers:  Martin Sanders, Arthur (Judd) Sanders (Seq. 2nd grade 1947), Calvin Sanders and Robert William Sanders (Seq. Class of 1951) .

    He is survived by his wife: Becky Sanders of 54 years of the home; children: Terri Roberts Williams and her husband Allen of Morris, Oklahoma, Joni Hale Allison and her husband Perry of Tuttle, Oklahoma, Vicki Campbell and her husband Todd of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Lori Sanders of Santa Monica, California; grandchildren: Jess Roberts, Jake Roberts, Natalie Roberts Hall, Joseph Roberts, Ashley Roberts, Jaren Williams, Kaylee Williams, Michael Hale, Kristen Hale, Joshua Hale, Rachel Campbell, and Alex Campbell and numerous nieces and nephews.

   Also surviving Joe are siblings: Violet Sanders Hull, Lemuel Sanders (Seq. Class of 1945), and his twin sister, Jessie Sanders Skrzypczak (Seq. Class of 1948).

    A funeral service was held on Wednesday, December 23, 2009, at the First Baptist Church of Broken Arrow. Interment followed at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens.