OBITUARY

Anthony Guy Sanderson

March 5, 1959April 17, 2021

Captain Anthony ‘Tony’ Sanderson, age 62, of Axis, AL, left this world and went to heaven on Saturday, April 17, 2021, surrounded by family in Asheville, NC., where he passed of a sudden heart attack.

He was preceded in death by his father Alfred Sanderson, his brother Steve Sanderson and his nephew Blake Sanderson.

Tony was happily married to the love of his life, Toni Porter Reeves Sanderson. He is survived by his mother Helen Sanderson, daughter Sheena Sanderson, son Dustin Sanderson (Sahvanna), daughter Allison Sanderson, stepdaughter Rachael Kidd (Kevin) and stepdaughter Rebecca Robinson (Jason), stepson Ronnie Reeves (Brittany) 9 beautiful grandchildren and a multitude of nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his sister Nadine Daniel (Paul) brother Capt Randy Sanderson, and brother Ashley Sanderson (Victoria).

Tony was dedicated to his family first and foremost. He especially treasured his role as ‘Papas’. He lived life to the very fullest and strived to make everyone around him happy, when he loved you - you knew it! He will be greatly missed by all who loved him. He was born in Mobile, raised in Saraland and attended Satsuma High School. After high school, he followed in his father’s footsteps, Alfred Sanderson - aka Capt Tiny, and enjoyed his profession as a towboat Captain for 40+ years. He taught several others on the MS & OH rivers his towboat piloting skills and was extremely respected by all in the towboat profession.

Visitation will be held at Radney’s Funeral Home in Saraland on Friday, April 23rd at 12:00-2:00 pm, graveside services will follow 2:30pm at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

  • FAMILY

  • Alfred Sanderson, Father (deceased)
  • Steve Sanderson, Brother (deceased)
  • Blake Sanderson, Nephew (deceased)
  • Toni Porter Reeves Sanderson, Wife
  • Helen Sanderson, Mother
  • Sheena Sanderson, Daughter
  • Dustin Sanderson (Sahvanna), Son
  • Allison Sanderson, Daughter
  • Rachael Kidd (Kevin), Step-daughter
  • Rebecca Robinson (Jason), Step-daughter
  • Ronnie Reeves (Brittany), Step-son
  • 9 beautiful grandchildren and a multitude of nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his sister Nadine Daniel (Paul) brother Capt Randy Sanderson, and brother Ashley Sanderson (Victoria).

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 23, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, April 23, 2021

Memories

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James Clendenon

April 23, 2021

I had the great pleasure of knowing and working with Captain Tony, although this was only for a short time we became instant friends and shipmates over the course of knowing each other. Captain Tony’s glass was always half full, he was always willing to help anyone no matter the issue, he was the definition of “ A True Southern Gentleman “ . He will be missed by all and I was truly blessed that our paths crossed, my you Rest In Peace my friend.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY