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Bennie Sanders Sr.December 17, 1945 ~ January 6, 2017 (age 71)
Mr. Bennie Sanders, Sr. age 71 of Mt. Vernon, Ky. passed away Friday, January 6, 2017 at his residence.
He was born on December 17, 1945 in Big Stone Gap, Va., a son of the late Nathaniel and Otha Mae Neal Sanders. He was of the Baptist faith, who had previously been a Car salesman. He found great joy in golf, fishing and football. He played football during college and was drafted by the New York Jets as a quarterback.
Those left to celebrate his life are his children: Karyn Stewart of Chatanooga, TN; and Bennie Sanders, Jr. of Toronto, Canada; his companion: Phyllis Avery of Mt. Vernon, KY; his brothers: Nathaniel Sanders, Jr. of Chatanooga, TN, David Sanders of Columbia, NC. and Johnny Sanders of Houston, TX; his sisters: Debora Sanders of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Wanda Turnbough of Nashville, TN and Carolyn Turnbough of St. Louis, MO; his grandchildren: Anthony Broome, Kaylen Stewart, Blake Sanders Tobias and Jayce Sanders; his five great grandchildren. As well as a host of nieces/nephews, friends and neighbors.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Gracie Sanders.
A memorial service for Mr. Bennie Sanders, Sr. will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mr. Sanders name to the American Cancer Society.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.marvineowensfuneralhome.com