Dallas Sanders Jr.
October 15, 1923 – August 30, 2018
Services for Dallas Sanders, Jr., 94, of Lufkin, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Forrest officiating. Interment will follow in Huntington Cemetery. He was born October 15, 1923 in Huntington, TX, the son of the late Chloe (Weaver) and Dallas George Sanders, and passed away on August 30, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Sanders was a member of Parkview Baptist Church in Lufkin. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy and Susan Sanders of Lufkin; Michael and Melanie Sanders of Kennard; grandchildren, Matt and Courtney Sanders of Lufkin, Jeff and Ashley Sanders, Jennifer and Allen Livingston, all of College Station, Travis and Nicole Sanders of Texas City, Nathan and Angel Sanders of Ft. Drum, NY, Brandon Briggs of Baycliff and Corey Briggs of Texas City; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Lila Lee Sanders in February, 2018; and granddaughter, Monica Sanders. Pallbearers are Martin Jones, Donnie Puckett, Craig Teer, Joey Teer, Taylor Thigpen and Ross Sitterding. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice in the Pines, 1504 W. Frank Avenue, Lufkin, TX 75904. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday evening at Gipson Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home
- Tommy and Susan Sanders, Son and Daughter-in-law
- Michael and Melanie Sanders, Son and Daughter-in-law
Dallas is also survived by grandchildren and their spouses: Matt and Courtney Sanders of Lufkin, Jeff and Ashley Sanders, Jennifer and Allen Livingston, all of College Station, Travis and Nicole Sanders of Texas City, Nathan and Angel Sanders of Ft. Drum, NY, Brandon Briggs of Baycliff and Corey Briggs of Texas City; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Chloe (Weaver) and Dallas George Sanders; his wife of 72 years, Lila Lee Sanders in February, 2018; and granddaughter, Monica Sanders.
- Martin Jones, Active Pallbearer
- Donnie Puckett, Active Pallbearer
- Craig Teer, Active Pallbearer
- Joey Teer, Active Pallbearer
- Taylor Thigpen, Active Pallbearer
- Ross Sitterding, Active Pallbearer
- Visitation at Gipson Funeral Home Monday, September 3, 2018
- Funeral Service at Gipson Funeral Home Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Dallas Sanders Jr.
Cara (Miller) Lucas
September 6, 2018
So sad to lose two legendary coon hunters in the same year, the world will never be the same. Mr. Dallas was always eager to help out the kids at any shows or hunts, and was always encouraging to everyone he met. Prayers for the family, please know that everyone that ever had the pleasure of meeting him grieves with you at this time. May God give you peace and comfort.
September 3, 2018
A wonderful man and what a wonderful legacy in life in general and in Texas coon hunting annals in particular. My condolences to all the family and friends.