Powell W. Sanders, age 85, of Cove, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at his home.
He was born March 20, 1930 in Vandervoort, Arkansas to the late Sherman Sanders and Opel Watkins Sanders. He was happily married to Helene G. Stephan Sanders for 58 years. Mr. Sanders proudly served his country in the United States Army until he retired. He was a loving and kind husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend to all who knew him. He will be dearly missed.
He is survived by wife, Helene Sanders of Cove, Arkansas; daughter, Rosemary Dixon and husband Tim of Cove, Arkansas; son, Spencer Sanders of Maryville, Washington; grandchildren, Jason Morgan of California, Crystal Spurling and husband Chris of Mena, Arkansas, Robert Morgan of Red Level, Alabama, Ashley Dixon of Cove, Arkansas; great-grandchildren, Logan Fairless, Haley Fairless, Bryce Fairless, Cooper Spurling, and C.J. Spurling; brothers, Jerry Sanders, James Sanders and Dale Sanders of Wickes, Arkansas, Don Sanders of Manila, Philippines, Boyd Sanders of Dallas, Texas, sisters, Virginia Dansby of Dallas, Texas, Mary Ball of Sherman, Texas, Noice Garner of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Gloria Higgenbotton of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Linda Gillaspy of Wickes, Arkansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Dempsey Sanders, Jack Sanders, two infant brothers; and an infant sister.
Funeral service will be Monday, March 30, 2015, 12:00 p.m. (noon) at Beasley Wood Chapel in Mena. Interment will follow in the Center Cemetery in Vandervoort, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Family and friends visitation will be Sunday, March 29, 2015 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Sanders, James Sanders, Dale Sanders, Ronnie Gillaspy, Tim Dixon, and Chris Spurling.