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Gary Cardell Sanders

January 13, 1953 — January 7, 2023


Gary Cardell Sanders

     Gary Cardell Sanders died January 7, 2023, in Shawnee, Oklahoma at the age of 69 years 11 months 25 days.  Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 PM, Thursday, January 12, 2023, at Chappel Hill Cemetery in Lexington, entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service.  

     Gary was born January 13, 1953, in Purcell, Oklahoma to Cardell and Cora Mae (Walker) Sanders. He was raised in Lexington, graduating from Lexington High School in 1971.  Gary married Carolin Kennedy in 1971, and together they had 2 children, Mark and Teresa.  Gary worked in construction most of his life, mainly roofing houses, but could build just about anything.  In 1993, he married Valorie Underwood and welcomed Valorie’s daughter, Brandi to the family, and then they had a son, David Kyle.  Gary enjoyed playing music, playing in several bands when he was younger.  He spent time drawing, working on cars and building things.  In recent years, when he was unable to work, he spent a lot of time watching television, usually westerns and Baywatch with his dog, Sully.  He and Sully also enjoyed walking around their neighborhood several times a day.  

     Gary is preceded in death by his father, Cardell Sanders; his brother, Kenneth Sanders; and his wife, Valorie Sanders.  Survivors include his mother, Cora Mae Sanders; his son, Mark Sanders and wife, Marsha of Washington; his daughter, Teresa Loving and husband, Cody of Norman; his step-daughter, Brandi Breeden of Moore; and his son, David Kyle Sanders and husband, Caden McFarland of Norman; his grandchildren, Madison Bass and husband, Jacob of Weatherford, Audrey Loving of Norman, Saylor Kneis and husband, Parker of Oklahoma City, Sunny Sanders of Washington, Kaden Breeden of Moore, Ethan Breeden of Moore; his brother, Tim Sanders; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. 

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