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Willie Joe Sanders

12/07/1945 - 08/24/2013

Obituary for Willie Joe Sanders

Mr. Willie Joe Sanders of Atlanta passed.

Celebration of life for Mr. Willie Joe Sanders will be held Saturday, August 31, 2013 12:00 Noon at Central UMC, 501 Mitchell Street, Rev. Yvette Massey, Senior Pastor. Rev. Fred Bentley, Officiating. Interment, Southview Cemetery. Remains in state at 10:30 a.m.

Viewing on Friday, August 30, 2013 from 12 NOON – 9:00PM at Grissom-Clark Funeral Home, 227 East Lake Dr., SE, Atlanta, GA 30317, 404-373-3191,

Mr. Willie Joe Sanders was born December 7, 1945 to the late Monroe Sanders and Janie Ruth Kendall in Yatesville, Georgia. He departed this life on August 24, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Joe attended Herndon Elementary and graduated from Washington High School. After High School he served his country in the United States Army during Vietnam War. He completed his secondary education while serving in the Army.

Joe worked over 40 years for SunChemical as Production Manager, before retiring in 2012. After his retirement he spent his time traveling, fishing and playing the slot machines. Joe never left home without three things his Derby, pocketknife and a nickel.

Joe leaves to cherish his precious memories, a wife, Mrs. Recie A. Sanders of East Point, Georgia; four sons, Edward ( Sabrina) Sanders, Dwayne Sanders, Mike (Valerie) Lymon, and Robin (Bridgette) Robinson, all of Atlanta, GA; two sisters, Brenda (Derrick) S. Smith and Gloria L. Sanders, both of Atlanta, Georgia; granddaughters, Dee and Kee Sanders; grandson, Kai M. Greene; his favorite mother-in-law, Mrs. Daisy Grooms and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

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