Hugh Ellsworth SANDERS
Hugh Ellsworth SANDERS
  • December 22, 1925 - August 19, 2017
  • Murphy, Texas

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Hugh Ellsworth Sanders, age 91, passed away on August 19, 2017 in Richardson, Texas. He was born on December 22, 1925 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to the late John D. Sanders and Jessie Sanders. Hugh was raised in Thayer, Missouri where he enlisted in the US Navy and proudly served his country during World War II. Hugh returned home from his Military service and he married Irma Marie Sanders in 1947 and the couple had two children. He went on to finish his education and graduated from Bob Jones University in 1952. In his spare time Hugh enjoyed reading, studying the bible, preaching and teaching Sunday school. He also loved tennis, bowling, golf, and spending time with his family. Hugh will always be remembered as a loving husband and father, and a great “Papaw” with a terrific sense of humor.

He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and one sister. He is survived by his beloved wife Irma Sanders; daughters Becky Mitchell and her husband Jerry Mitchell, and Jeanne Mitchell; sister Virginia Lee Rothgeb; grandchildren Richard Wyatt and his wife Jennifer, Scott Wyatt, and Sarah Mitchell; great grandson Everet “Rhett” Sturdy Wyatt.