He was born Jan. 20, 1940, in Yarbro, Ark., to Doyle and Hollice Maxwell Sanders. He and Anna Bassett were married May 3, 1958, at Dexter, Mo.
Mr. Sanders served in the Air Force.
He was owner of Sanders Heating and Air Conditioning 29 years. He was a member of Cape County Cowboy Church.
Survivors include his wife, Anna Sanders of Cape Girardeau; two sons, Dale Sanders of Cape Girardeau, Allan Sanders and wife Debra of Jackson; the love of his life, his grandchildren Dustin and Brooke Sanders of Jackson; a sister, Patsy Farmer of Pineville, Ark.; and a niece, Vicky Hardy of Wagram, N.C.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a half sister, Peggy O'Malley.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m.Sunday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Stan Hargis officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m. in Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield, with military honors by Missouri Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be given to Cape County Cowboy Church or Southeast Hospice.
Online condolences may be made at www.fordandsonsfuneralhome.com.