He is survived by his wife Lassie Krantz Sanders, of Lafayette, TN; 4 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Mary Ann and David Ashmore, Cullowhee, North Carolina; Teresa Jane Smart, Indianapolis, Indiana; Melissa Diane and Mickey Gregory, Franklin, Kentucky; Cynthia Oneta Bowman, Lafayette, TN; a son, Jesse Sanders, Jr., Gainesboro, TN; 3 brothers, J. R. Sanders, Hartsville, TN; Dale Sanders, Nashville, TN; and Sammy Sanders, Adolphus, KY; a sister, Marie Martin, Nashville, TN; 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by an infant brother, G. L. Sanders and a sister, Mary Agnes Draper.
Funeral services for Jesse William Sanders were conducted at 2:00 PM Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at Alexander-Goad Funeral Home with Eld. Ricky Holland officiating. Burial was in Anderson Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Mike East, Steve Steenbergen, Eric Krantz, Michael Gregory, Gary Hawkins, and Gary Bowman.
Alexander-Goad Funeral Home in Lafayette, Tennessee in charge of arrangements.