Eddie Gene Sanders, Sr. 72, of Bessemer, Alabama passed away on Tuesday March 24, 2020 at his home. He was born November 6, 1947 to the late Charles and Pearl Sanders in Blytheville, Arkansas. After completing school, he served in the US Army as a Sergeant in the Vietnam War. He then pursued his career in trucking where he spent the next 30 years over the road. In his spare time you could find Eddie ‘tinkering’ around the house, anything to stay busy. He enjoyed small engine repairs.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Sanders; sisters Betty Trimm and Marie Smith and a grandson, Eddie Gene Sanders, III.
Eddie had a deep love for his family and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his companion of 25 years, Dorothy Reed; sons, Eddie Gene Sanders, Jr (Katie) and Christopher Eugene Sanders (Angie); grandchildren, Morgan Sanders, Blake Westerfield, Tristan Sanders, Sabrina Holt, Blake Holt and Coltin Holt; Great-grandchildren, Liza Westerfield, Kyler Rollins, Kaylee and Miracle Hale and Brayden Holt; siblings, Jackie Hubbard, Charlene Madden and Ginger Edwards.
Due to Covid-19, the family will hold a private graveside service.