Funeral services for Burl Sanderson, 89, of Gainesville, are scheduled for 2:00 PM on Friday, April 28, 2017 at Bear Head Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Davis officiating. Interment will follow at High Point Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 PM on Friday prior to the service.
Mr. Sanderson passed away April 23, 2017 in Gainesville.
Burl was born July 22, 1927 in Electra to Oscar Moore and Lottie Leota (Jones) Sanderson. He grew up and attended school in New Castle. Mr. Sanderson went to work at the shipyards in Houston as a welder when he was 16 years old building ships for the war effort. Upon turning 18, he joined the Air Force and served in World War II. In Nocona on July 19, 1962, Mr. Sanderson married Marion Baugh, to whom he was very devoted. A hardworking, reliable, and dutiful man, he was a ranch foreman for the Howard Olsen Ranch and L.E. Jones Flying J Ranch. As a great cowman, he was very clever and industrious. Mr. Sanderson was a man of faith and a loyal member of Bear Head Baptist Church. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and enjoyed dancing.
Survivors include: daughter Melinda Butler of Gainesville; granddaughter Lori Painter and Robert Hair; granddaughter Jennie Butler; great-grandchildren: Meredith Larraga and husband Rafael, Sielar Hair, Katherine Parkhill, Alex Parkhill, Ryan Ramirez, and Sadie Anne Thornhill; and great-great-grandchildren: Jovanni, Sadie, Annaleigh, and Karley Grace Larraga.
Mr. Sanderson was preceded in death by: his parents; wife of 46 years, Marion Sanderson; twin brother Murl Sanderson; sisters: Opal, Oveana, and Inona; and son-in-law Larry Butler.
You may sign the online register at www.geojcarroll.com.
Published on April 24, 2017