Joe Willard Sanders was born on October 11, 1929 in Baxter Springs, Kansas to Hugh and Odessa Sanders. On October 30, 1951, he married Margaret Adamik in Houston. Joe has lived in Katy since 1953, where he was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was a retiree of Exxon.
Joe passed away at his home in Katy on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, at the age of 82 years.
He is survived by his son, Don Kent Sanders and his wife Melissa; daughter, Gail Sue Nidever and her husband Craig; grandchildren, Brian Sanders and his wife Hope, Amanda Smith and her husband Justin, Travis Sanders, Brittany Nidever, Holly Stansell and her husband Taylor, and Joe Nidever; 7 great grandchildren; brother, James Richard Sanders and his wife Joyce; as well as other loving family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Sanders on November 3, 1998.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 4, 2011 at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel in Katy, where funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 5, 2011 with Rev. Marlin Fenn officiating. Interment in Katy Magnolia Cemetery.
Those wishing to make memorial gifts may do so to the charity of your choice.
Funeral services held under the direction of Schmidt Funeral Home, 1508 East Avenue, Katy, Texas 77493, 281-391-2424.