Joe Allen Sanders Jan. 6, 1930 ~ Nov. 29, 2012
November 28, 2012, 9:04 am by Staff Reports
Sanders attended South San Antonio schools and with a football scholarship went to Trinity University in San Antonio. Sanders proudly served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard. He traveled to many interesting places, including Hawaii, Hong Kong, Panama, Guam, California and New York City. Following his discharge in 1953, he went to work for Baker Oil Tools in Houston, and retired after 33 years of service. He and Ruby met in Houston in 1951 where she was working and he was stationed. They married Dec. 19, 1953 and spent a lot of time saltwater fishing and deer hunting together.
Outdoor sports were his favorite along with cameras and taking wedding photographs. He photographed recipients of awards at banquets for the company. He taught his sons and one grandson at a young age to fish and hunt, and follow in his footsteps. In 1982, they bought their home on Lake LBJ and in 1986 both retired and moved to Kingsland. They traveled some but found out they had a good place to live and enjoy.
Sanders was a Korean War Veteran, American Legion PUFL Member for 33 years and a past commander of the American Legion Post # 437, member of the Highland Lakes Sons of Hermann # 317 and many other organizations. He enjoyed gardeninzzg and sharing his good tomatoes, reading, cooking was a challenge and his BBQ brisket was a favorite for many.
Sanders is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ruby; son Pat Sanders and friend Darlene Wright; grandson Corey Joe Sanders; and sister Lois Newell.
He is preceded in death by his parents, son, Casey Joe, sister, Florene Peller, brothers, William and Charlie and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.
Memorial Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. at St. Peterís Lutheran Church 1803 FM 1431 in Marble Falls. Private inurnment will be held at a later date. An online guest register may be signed at www.PutnamCares.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Peterís Lutheran Church Building Fund.
Cremation arrangements made by Putnam Funeral Home in Kingsland.
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