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10300 Richmond Road
Warsaw, VA 22572
Phone: 804-333-3770
Fax: 804-333-0079
Stanley Sanders

Stanley Goodwin Sanders Jr.

Monday, May 15th, 1950 - Saturday, March 23rd, 2019
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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Stanley Goodwin Sanders, Jr., 68, of Tappahannock/Warsaw, Virginia. Stanley passed into the arms of our loving Lord on Saturday, March 23, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.

Stanley was born in Warsaw, Virginia on May 15, 1950 to Ida Mae and Stanley Goodwin Sanders, Sr. He was preceded in death by his father, Stanley Goodwin Sanders, Sr; and beloved brother David Sanders.

Stanley is survived by his life partner and constant companion, Barbara Ayers; her son, Ashby Ayers; and their beloved furry companion, Trevor. Stanley is also survived by his mother, Ida Mae Sanders; brothers, Joe (Brenda) of Mechanicsville; Charles (Pat) of Warsaw; and sister, Rosa Forrester of Warsaw. Stanley also leaves to cherish his memory his two loving children, Shannon Trusty (Jimbo) of Mechanicsville; and Shawn Sanders of Warsaw; and the most precious lights of his life, “the girls”, his twin granddaughters, Ivy and Kai Trusty. Stanley also leaves a host of proud nieces and nephews and dear friends.

Stanley was the first All State Football Champion of Rappahannock High School, a Vietnam Veteran, a loving, kind father, and a selfless giving soul. Stanley never met a stranger. He persevered through so many obstacles never letting those challenges affect his kind and giving spirit. He was a true fighter through the end. Though our hearts are broken and we grieve his loss here on earth, we know that he is no longer suffering. We could not have asked for a better example of strength, perseverance, and determination. A true hero, Stanley impacted so many lives in his life and leaves a beautiful legacy and many cherished memories. Stanley, we know your time on Earth is done and your work in Heaven has just begun. Try to stay out of trouble up there! You did a job well done and we are so proud of you!

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the local VFW Auxiliary # 7167 Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 594, Warsaw, VA 22572 or in true Stanley fashion, do a good deed for someone, make someone smile or laugh, crack a joke, pull a prank-brighten someone else’s life. Life is short.

The family would like to say a big “THANK YOU” to the VAMC staff. He was loved by so many there. Stanley, Daddy, Granddaddy, “Bubba”, “Stan the Man”, “Bear”, we love you with all our hearts. Though there is now a void here on Earth, we know this is not goodbye. We love you and thank you for the years of joy, laughter, and smiles you gave us. Behave yourself up there!! As “the girls” would say “we love you to the moon and back”. Goodbyes are not the end; they simply mean we will miss you, until we meet again! “To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.”

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Welch Funeral Home, Marks Chapel with Rev. John C. Yeatts officiating. Interment will follow the service at Cobham Park Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Welch Funeral Home, Marks Chapel.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Welch Funeral Home- Marks Chapel
    10300 Richmond Road
    WARSAW, VA 22572
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  • Service

    Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 11:00am
    Welch Funeral Home- Marks Chapel
    10300 Richmond Road
    WARSAW, VA 22572
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    Rev. John C. Yeatts
  • Interment

    Cobham Park Baptist Church
    13829 Historyland Highway
    WARSAW, VA 22572
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Pat Brenzovich

Posted at 01:38pm
We are so sorry to hear about Stanley. I worked with him at VDOT. He was always a gentleman and we had many laughs together.

Barbara Posted at 09:22am

Thank you. He had many a good work time and always did his job with pride and respect.

Monica Reynolds

Posted at 11:54am
Bobbi, Ashby, Trevor & The Sanders Family
We are so sorry for your loss. We have lived across from Bobbi & Stanley for the past 2 years and could not ask for better neighbors. You have our sympathy and love. If you need anything please let us know.
Carlos & Monica

Barbara Posted at 09:23am

Thank you. He is loved and missed by all.

kathy royall

Posted at 02:13pm
On behalf of all of us at the VAMC SCI&D Service, to the family of Mr. Sanders, please accept our deepest sympathy at the passing of Mr. Sanders. He will be missed.

Shannon Trusty Posted at 02:57pm

Thank you all so much. You all were like a second family to my father and to us. Thank you all for always taking such good care of him! He thought so much of all of you!

Shannon Trusty Posted at 02:57pm

Thank you all so much. You all were like a second family to my father and to us. Thank you all for always taking such good care of him! He thought so much of all of you!

Barbara Posted at 05:42am

Thank you. There are so many I could name at the VAMC who meant so much to Stanley. And to all of us, because of the loving care you provided him. May God Bless you all .


Posted at 12:06am
I love you Stanley Sanders and miss you so much. I can't believe our time together has come to an end.... just much to soon. One lifetime ... is just not enough.
At the hospital, we watched as you were so kind to all who cared for you, saying please and thank you and I love you. Sometimes, when you were short of breath, just your eyes or smiles spoke volumes. You allowed us to share a sacred time. And I thank you for the love and kindness you shared with all of us, including me, my son, our doggie, not only then but everyday. Wow !
Yesterday, the emotions were so raw and all consuming; yet, you gallantly fought an Earthly battle not to be won.
We shared some more sacred, hallowed time. What conversations we had, sometimes words were not needed. Oh my, what a brave, remarkable man you are, a real Hero, my Handsome, Humble, Hero. Never did I see you stand taller than when you stepped into all Eternity.
I am honored and proud to be your life Partner and will love you always.
Think about it, without love, we would not know grief. Love like Life is Everlasting. Until we meet again, I will be watching for Hugs from Heaven.
I love you, Honey, now and forever.

My day is so empty without you. I miss your smile and your gentle, humble way. can't believe our time here has come to an end.

Nicholas Teague

Posted at 08:46pm
Stanley was a great caring guy I loved sitting talking with him and watching western and Texas Walker Ranger loved that show. I wish I could make it to the services but I’m working out of town but I’m praying for the family love y’all

Barbara Posted at 05:37am

Thank you. He always enjoyed your visits. He would always say after y'alls visits what hard working and good young men Nick and Lane are.

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