James L. "Buck" Sanders

Born: Mon., Dec. 13, 1954
Died: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Oct. 31, 2017
Location: Alford's Mortuary Chapel

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Wed., Nov. 01, 2017
Location: Pentecostal Cathedral Church Of God In Christ

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James was born on December 13, 1954 in South Bend, IN to the union of O.W. and Elizabeth (McCray) Sanders. He was known by numerous names such as, Lil Bud, Jimmy, Mr. Buck, Uncle Buck, and P. Baby.
  On September 22, 1990 he united in holy matrimony Brenda K. Newman that lasted over 27 years. He served in the United States Air force at McConnell Air force Base in Wichita, KS where he was honorably discharged after many years of service. He then made a career at AM General as a Senior Quality Engineer for over 30 years, where he was fondly known as Jim. Within that job he traveled the world leaving a lasting impression with all he came in contact with. Buck was a founding member of 6 Pack INC, a non -profit organization that he held close to his heart. 6 Pack INC made a huge impact in the community hosting numerous events for the youth and fundraisers for various church organizations. Buck had a love for cooking, especially firing up his pit; he fed anyone that was hungry. His most favorite past times were fishing, going to Walmart on a regular, Notre Dame football and watching Westerns on TV.
  Survivors left to cherish his memory include his wife, Brenda K. Sanders, 6 siblings, Sandra Sanders, Linda Sanders, Andrew (Gloria) Sanders, Donald (Gloria) Sanders, Betty (Andre) Bridges all of South Bend, IN , DeWayne Sanders of Atlanta, GA., 2 special sisters Elois (Peaches) White and Margaret (Ben) Miles. A blended family of 6 children Craig (Angie) Williams, Mario Carter, Chivonne Sanders, Christina (Terrence) Trotter, Chanel Sanders, and Catrina (Isaac) Baker along with 20 grandchildren, and 2 God Children Vicki Harris and Kennis (Amber) White, a special uncle Al Sanders along with a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
  Mr. James “Buck” Sanders of South Bend, IN departed from this life on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, IN.
  Family members who proceeded him in death his parents, O.W. and Elizabeth Sanders, maternal grandparents Harvey and Waldo McCray, paternal grandparents Reverend Minor and Minne Sanders, special aunt Leola Sanders, sister, Ola Sanders, granddaughter Alaina Williams, and numerous other family members.
  Viewing will occur from 6:00 p.m., to 8:00 p.m, Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at Alford's Mortuary. Funeral service time 1:00 p.m., on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Pentecostal Cathedral.
  Arrangements entrusted with ALFORD'S MORTUARY.

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Donna Shorter
   Posted Sun October 29, 2017
Buck, I have never seen anything but a smile on your face at AM General. You always had something funny to say to brighten a person's day. R.I.P my friend your suffering and pain is now over. Fly high with the angel. Sending prayers to your wife and family. May God cover your hearts to help ease what your going thru.

Rhonda L. Edwards
   Posted Sun October 29, 2017
Sincere Condolences To the Sanders family.May God give you strength.During this difficult time.

--Rhonda L.Edwards

Fredrick and Fay Bridges
   Posted Sun October 29, 2017
To the Sanders Family,

We send our love and prayers during this time of sorrow in your lives. We know that although Buck will be truly missed, know that he is in a better place. May God Bless your family and keep you safe.

Fredrick and Fay Bridges, Dallas, TX

Michael Kevin Warnsley (webbie)
   Posted Mon October 30, 2017
RIH Uncle Buck we had a lot of laughs together, Thank you God for putting Uncle Buck in my life. To the family my condolences, and just rely on the good memories.

Mike Ornat
   Posted Mon October 30, 2017
My deepest sympathy and condolences to the Sanders family during this difficult time.

Mike Ornat
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DCMA South Bend
   Posted Tue October 31, 2017
Jim, We thank you for the years of excellence you delivered to your military brothers and sisters. Thank you for all that you did and for all that you were to our country and our community. The integrity you brought to your job and the humanity you brought to everyone you met will always be remembered. Peace be with you, Jim. You were the best.

Patricia Austin (McFadden)
   Posted Wed November 01, 2017
To the Sanders Family,
With many thoughts and deepest sympathy, may memories of your loved one bring peace to your heart.

With love,
Patricia Austin

Belinda Jones Watts
   Posted Sat November 11, 2017
My Condolences Go Out To The Family. Buck never met a stranger, I have known him for a life time. We went to Oliver School together. He always had a smile on his face. And for ever trying to make you laugh. We will miss him. Those were some good times at Oliver School. Rest easy my friend. No more pain or sorrow. You are now in God's Care. You will be forever in our hearts. R. I. P. I. H. Soldier Down. From the Ottbridge Family / Belinda Jones/ Lynn.

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