Thomas Brinkley Sanders Jr.

September 23, 1923June 19, 2012

Thomas B. Sanders, Jr., 88, passed away at home Tuesday, June 19, 2012. Born September 23, 1923, he was the son of the late Thomas B. and Lula Mae (Hamilton) Sanders, Sr. A life-long resident of Raleigh, N.C., Tom attended Needham B. Broughton High School and afterwards served in the US. Army Air Corps during World War II. Upon returning to Raleigh, he worked with W.H. King Drug Co. 43 years, retiring in 1988.

Recently he celebrated 40 years of marriage to his wife, Joyce P. Sanders. Tom worked many years as a Shriner in the Amran Temple of Raleigh, North Carolina, being elected Potentate in 1989. He was an avid hunter and member of the Brinkleyville Hunt Club. After an injury sustained in 1997, Tom participated in, and was an active member of the Wake Med Rehab System for nearly 14 years.

In addition to his wife, Joyce, surviving is his son, Gary Douglas Sanders of Raleigh and daughter, Gayle Katherine Sanders of Raleigh and Bald Head Island, N.C., brother-in law, Marvin (Chuck) Charles Post and his wife Joan along with nieces and nephews from the Post family all residing in Milwaukee, WI. Other surviving family members include Geraldine Richardson, Charlotte, N.C. and her sons Bill, Jim and Mike Richardson and their families.

Visitation will be held Friday, June 22, 2012 at 10:00am followed by the funeral at 11:00am at Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, 7209 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, N.C.

Those wishing to remember Tom in a special way, (in lieu of flowers), may make Gifts in his memory to Shriners Hospital for Children, c/o The Amran Temple, 11101 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, North Carolina 27614. or a charity of your choice. Condolences can be sent to


  • Visitation Friday, June 22, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 22, 2012

Thomas Brinkley Sanders Jr.

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June 24, 2012

Joyce, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers
Walter & Mary Markowski

Margie Lee

June 22, 2012

Gayle, So sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my heart. Love Margie

Janet and Dean Thompson

June 22, 2012

Janet and I are very saddened to hear of Tom's passing. He was always a good friend that was respected for his knowledge and concern for others. Even though we are far away, Joyce and the family, you will be in our prayers.

Lane West

June 22, 2012

Doug, Gayle, and Joyce,
Tom was a special man, and I know that he will be missed. Lean on each other, and the special memories that you share to help you through this difficult time.

Sarah Harrison

June 22, 2012

When I moved into North Hills Place ,Tom and Joyce Sanders were some of the first neighbors to greet me. Tom will be greatly missed in our community.
Sarah Harrison

June 22, 2012

Joyce, we know we will miss Tom very much. He was one that if you had a problem he was always there to help. He gave me much needed advise. We love you both and we will never forget Tom. Love you, Jo and Wayne

Karen Vasquez

June 21, 2012

Tom will be missed by all that knew him. He was a great, wonderful, loving, kind and generous man. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time but I know Tom is walking tall up in Heaven and enjoying the peace.

June 21, 2012

Joyce, Doug & Gayle, we all love Tom dearly. He was so kind to our family and we have wonderful memories of our many visits with him. He had the best sense of humor. I am smiling just thinking about him. May God bless you all in this sorrowful time and always.
Nancy & Bruce Jorgensen.

Christy Perry

June 21, 2012

Joyce, Tom will be sorely missed. He always had a kind word to say and was always smiling. I will miss him.
Office Mgr.
Amran Shriners

June 21, 2012

Doug and family, Joe and I are so sorry that we cannot attend the services for your father. If he was anything like you, I know he was a fine person. Thoughts out to you all during this time of loss.
Best, Mary Beth