Johnny E. Sanders

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 25, 2015

Johnny E. Sanders, 54, Kosciusko, passed away July 23, 2015.

Born in Baton Rouge, La., he lived in Vicksburg most of his life, but for the past four years lived in Kosciusko.

He worked on the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Matt sinking unit.

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He is preceded in death by his father George Sanders.

He was an avid builder who remodeled his own home. He was an avid hunter who loved his family and his horses and dog.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa Goss Sanders of Kosciusko; one son, Charles Sanders of Vicksburg; two daughters, Glenda Luke (Brian) of Vicksburg and Sarah Smith (Morgan) of Kosciusko; mother, Catherine Sanders, of Vicksburg; two brothers, Jerry Sanders and Darryll Sanders (Deon), both of Vicksburg; one sister, Charlene Gentry of Carthage; three granddaughters, Katlin Luke, Delaney McKinnon and Reagan Smith.

Visitation will be Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Glenwood Funeral Home.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 26, 2015, under the direction of Jordan Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Parkway Cemetery in Kosciusko.

Pallbearers will be Brian Luke, Morgan Smith, Tony Atkinson, Bob Ford, Doyle Goss, Jimmy Gayle, and honorary pallbearers will be the crew of the US Army Corp of Engineers Matt Sinking Unit. Mark Brown Sr., David Brown, Chuck Barfield Jr. (deceased) and members of the Kosciusko Youth center lake and members of the Atkinson hunting club of Attala County.