James L Sanders

November 6, 1935May 20, 2020


84 of St. Petersburg passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Jim was born on November 6, 1935 in St. Louis, Missouri. He retired as a sales executive from Simpson Materials Company and moved to this area in 1996. Jim is survived by his loving wife, Rita, two sons: Dr. Stephen (Jackie) Sanders, Joseph (Laura) Sanders; two daughters: Judith (Kenneth) Knobbe and Nancy (Rick) Isenmann; two stepsons, Steven (Eileen) Davis and Jeff Davis; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Above all else, Jim loved his wife, Rita – with whom he had nearly 40 years of travels, adventures and oh so many good times together. He cherished all his children and was so immensely proud of their successes as well as those of his grandchildren.

Jim will be greatly missed by all who ever had the great fortune to cross paths with this unforgettable man. At his own request, there will be no formal services however a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be offered at www.


  • A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.


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Dave and Caryl Noelken

May 28, 2020

We are so sorry to learn that Jim passed. Although we have only known Jim in recent years, every get together was a celebration of life, family and friends.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Rita. We look forward to seeing you soon in St Louis or SW Florida. Know that you have all of us to lean on for comfort and support.
Love, Dave & Caryl

Lena Mobley

May 26, 2020

The world was a better, brighter place, because he was in it. You will be greatly missed, Dear Friend. Prayers for comfort and strength are with you, Rita.

Janet Cross

May 24, 2020

So sorry to hear that JIm died. My husband Charlie Cross died in November 2019 of Pancreatic Cancer. There's not much you can do for that. I miss him so much still. Love, Janet Cross

Rick and Jane Steiner

May 23, 2020

Dear Rita....we are so sorry with the unexpected passing of Jim. He truly was one of a kind and you were so blessed to have him. Loved all his wise cracks and snerky little eyes. You are in my daily rosaries Rita. Sincerely Rick and Jane Steiner❤


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