Richard Sanders

10 April, 192527 August, 2020

Richard Sanders was born to the late Thomas and Mamie Sanders, on April 10, 1925, in Florence, Texas. He died on August 27, 2020 at the age of 95. His other 8 sisters and brothers preceded him in death.

He was a Navy Veteran serving in World War 2. He met and married the love of his life, Dorothy Lavern Barton and to this union was born 3 children, 2 daughters, Dorothy Johnson, Elizabeth Houston and 1 son Richard Sanders Jr., who preceded him in death.

He was a long time member of St. Matthew A.M.E. Church in Burnet, where he served positions of Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and Treasurer.

He worked many years as a Mechanic for Dickens Automotive. He later opened his own shop, Richard's Garage. He worked there, many years until he retired.

Richard leaves to cherish his memory, daughters Dorothy Johnson, Elizabeth Houston (Rufus). 4 granddaughters Denisse McLemore, Erica Smith (Wayne), Natalie Houston (Brent), Tameka Sanders. 2 Granddaughters preceded him in death, Renee Bird and Brandy Sanders. He has numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. He leaves behind a host of relatives and friends

Richard was elected and served 3 times on the Burnet City Council. He was honored and served in the 1970’s. He was honored last year when the City Of Burnet named a street after him, Richard Sanders Parkway - located on the comer of the new Baylor Scott & White Complex, across from the Burnet County Sheriffs Office.

Funeral Services will be held September 2, 2020 at 11:00 am at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet. Interment will follow at Burnet City Cemetery. Arrangements were in the care of Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet. Condolences may be offered at


  • Funeral Service Clements-Wilcox Chapel

    Wednesday, 2 September , 2020

  • Burial Burnet City Cemetery

    Wednesday, 2 September , 2020


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Sandra and Glen Mason

14 September 2020

To the Sanders family, you have our condolences. Mr. Sanders was a gentlemen and always pleasant. He will surely be missed. We are sending prayers to the family. Please know that your friends love you and are here for you.

Dale Wofford

1 September 2020

I believe Richard lived the life Christ wants us all to live. Great example to us all. Had my car fixed by Richard several times and it was always fixed right at a fair price. My dad Conley Wofford had his cars serviced there as well. Sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family

Franklin Gilmore Gilmore

1 September 2020

I will miss how well you talk about anything I respect that so much you will be missed

Jo Helen Badie

29 August 2020

Uncle Richard I will miss you just knowing that you won't be there to call and talk to when I feel the weight of the world on my shoulders we would talk about any and everything I could feel the weight lifting I know you are at peace nowbut i will miss you dearly, I love you, Your Niece Jo Helen ❤

Betty Dickens Mannon

29 August 2020

While I didn't know Mr Sanders personally, my dad Bubba Dickens, spoke highly of Mr Sanders work ethic and his Christian character. The entire Dickens family always thought very highly of him. I'm sure there will be quite a homecoming for him in heaven. May his family be comforted by the warm memories of his life.

Paula Moreno

29 August 2020

Mr. Sanders,
One of most nicest, respectable and genuine man of God I have ever known, he will be missed and now he and my dad, Paul Escamilla are in heaven together. Always so sweet and very loving to all he encountered. God bless him and his family.

Bryon & Angela Miller

28 August 2020

Brother Sanders will be truly misssd by many. Of all the Life Legacies of Burnet, Brother Sanders was a True Man of God, Good Godly Man of Counsel, A Man of Leadership, and a Real Friend. Played a vital role in my Life and the Ministry God Called me to. Brother Sanders was always an Inspiration, and Encourager to my own personal walk with God, because he Truly Loved the Lord. Many Prayers to the Family from my Family
~Elder Bryon & Angela Miller Family ~

Olga Gonzales

27 August 2020

I have known Mr. Sander for such a long time. He was a nice and gentleman. He would wave to us every time he passed by and I am gonna miss that.


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