Sanders, Jesse

Jesse A. Sanders, 59, of Jackson, Mich., died May 24, 2008, surrounded by his loving family.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving his country honorably during the Vietnam War. Jesse was a retired truck driver with 25 years of service. He loved camping, fishing and spending time with his family. For many years he played drums in local bands and enjoyed music.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Terry; children, Troy (and Tonya) Sanders, of Morenci, Mich., Cheryl (and Steve) Young of Spring, Texas, April (and Tim) Macginley of Bossier City, La., Jessica Ann Roberts of Austin, Texas, Jesse (and Kim) Sanders Jr., Michelle Sanders, Cheryl Burdick, David (and April) Overmyer, Norman Overmyer, Tammy Sanders, and Katie Sanders, all of Jackson; 19 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Daniel Sanders.

Cremation has taken place and a private celebration of his life will be scheduled at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sanders family, c/o Terry Sanders. Funeral arrangements were made by Sherwood Funeral Home, Grass Lake, Mich.