December 27, 1942 - April 9, 2011
George Author “Buddy” Sanders of Sheridan, Arkansas was born, December 27, 1942 at Van, Arkansas, the son of the late George Lee and Daisy Ruth Brown Sanders. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having proudly served in the United States Marines and was retired owner and operator of Sanders Gun and Bait Shop. George was a member of Crockett’s Bluff Missionary Baptist Church, was a 32 degree Mason, a member of Rattlesnake Hunting Club, and also a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation. He was a bail bondsman and had served previously served 20 years in law enforcement as an officer.
Mr. Sanders died Saturday, April 9, 2011 at his home, surrounded by his family, at the age of 68. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Danny Sanders, a sister, Margaret Rhodes and a nephew, Buddy Sanders.
Survivors include his wife, Ethel Jo Moore Sanders of Sheridan; Son, Earl Sanders of Nashville, Arkansas; Sisters, Alice Faye Nichols of Killeen, Texas, and Shirley Edwards of Pine Bluff; Grandchildren, Jessica Sanders of Benton, Clay and Logan Sanders of Nashville; Great Grandchild, Hunter Newlun of Benton.
A visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home Chapel in Sheridan. Private interment will take place in Arkansas Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 2501 West 28th, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71601.