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Clyde Thomas Sanders, 66, of Wilmington died Friday, July 25, 2008 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter after his long, hard fight with cancer.
Tommy was born in Wilmington on February 1, 1942, the son of the late Earl and Inez Roberts Sanders, but by the grace of God, he is standing in the presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and his new body has been healed of cancer. We are rejoicing with him knowing that he is now in the presence of God. After a wonderful reunion with family and friends and talking with Jesus he will be asking for directions to the nearest golf course and will play the best round of golf ever. He will be greatly missed by family and friends and his faithful and loving chocolate lab, Sam. He retired from Climate Control after 35 years, and for the last three years worked at Olde Fort Golf Course. He also loved to fish and hunt. Tommy was a member of Covenant Community Fellowship Church.
Surviving are his loving wife of 35 years, Mary Sanders, his children Michael Sanders and wife Laurie, Tommy Sanders, Jr., Kristi McLemore and husband Mac, Bonnie Justice, Tommy Player, Ellen Parker and husband Jerry, Chris Player, Robert Player and wife Lori. Ten grandchildren; Michael Parker and wife Cynthia, Amy, April, Miller, Chase, Austin, Tristan, Jenna, Shawn, and Crystal. Four great-grandchildren; Taylor, Drake, Gage, and Hannah. Sister Beth Peterson and husband Mike, and niece Lisa Eason and family. Also surviving are his Uncle Clarence and Aunt Becky Jackson as well as brother-in-laws Sonny, Houston, and Robert. His close friends Harold and Marie Lashley, Charles and Mary Clifton, JoAnn and Seavy Bryan, Jimmy Watson, and George Reeves.
A memorial service will be conducted at 3:00 P.M Monday, July 28, 2008 at Lake Forest Baptist Church. The Pastor Thurman Lucas and Donald Smith, Jr. will officiate. The family will greet friends after the service and will be at the home at all other times.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. William McNulty and his entire staff as well as the Hospice staff. A very special thanks to Steve White at Olde Fort.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 2222 S. 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401.
Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28401 910.791.9099