Michael Ray Sanders was born January 11, 1953 in Dallas, Texas to Daryl Leroy Sanders and Norma Jean Jackson Sanders. As a young man, he married Mary Elizabeth Melugin in Durant, Oklahoma. They spent most of their marriage raising their family in Savoy, Texas. Michael passed away on November 4, 2021 at the age of 68.
Michael, who went by Mike, spent most of his life working in the construction industry. Much of his career was focused on residential construction, while dedicating the last decade to commercial construction by working for Douglass Distributing. Michael was very skilled at his craft. He took pride in his work and all that he had accomplished. He was a man of few words, a quiet and humble person.
Michael enjoyed being involved in his kids’ and grandkids’ lives. He always made time for their sporting events, school activities, hobbies, and never missed a birthday celebration. His grandkids affectionately called him Papa. He was a gentle man and loved his family dearly.
Michael is survived by his wife, Mary Sanders of Savoy; sons, Dennis Sanders (Lesslie) of Savoy, and James Sanders (Macie) of Pottsboro; grandchildren, Kayla Sanders Lowery (Alex) and Macy Sanders; brothers, Jimmy Sanders of Rockwall, Leroy Sanders of Savoy, Bruce Sanders of Southmayd, and Donny Sanders of Sherman; sisters, Cheryl Hair of Colbert, and Patty Sanders of Sherman; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Glen and Larry Sanders.
A Memorial Visitation will be held 2-4PM Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Mullican-Little Funeral Home in Bells, Texas.