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Leonard Ray Sanders, 74, of Frost, Texas went home to the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 with family by his side.

He was born on July 24, 1942 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas; parents Ray and Doris Sanders.

He married Sandra Shear Sanders on June 18, 1977.

He was preceded in death by father, Ray Sanders and sister, GayLynn Eubanks.

Leonard is survived by his wife Sandi Sanders; his mother, Doris Sanders; his children, Brent Sanders and wife Paula, Dan Whisenand, Paul Whisenand and wife Darla, and Wendy Whisenand; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

He served in the Texas Army National Guard. He was retired and an active member of Emmett Church and his community.

Leonard was known by all to be friendly, unselfish, and a good neighbor, always there to help and encourage anyone and everyone. He loved the Lord, his family and his church family.

The Celebration of Life will be held at Emmett Church at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to "Operation Christmas Child Fund" Emmett Church, c/o Reva Moore, 3339 NW CR 4300, Frost, Texas 76641, or a favorite charity.

Leonard touched many lives and will be missed by loved ones, friends and his many four-legged companions.
Published on October 24, 2016
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