Leroy Carl Sanders was born September 8, 1931, in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, to Samuel Steven and Ava Electa (Johnson) Sanders. He died Wednesday, August 31, 2016, in Owasso, Oklahoma, at the age of 84 years. Leroy attended several schools before settling in Chouteau, Oklahoma, and graduated with the Chouteau-Mazie High School Class of 1950. He was a veteran of the armed forces having served his country honorably with the United States Navy during the Korean War. He was married November 12, 1954, in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Rose Nell “Rosie” Hibbs. They had made their home in Owasso since 1955. Leroy spent most of his working life as a machinist and tool grinder with Rockwell International in Tulsa. He was a Christian man who served many years at Owasso First Assembly of God, was a charter member of Christ’s Church, and most recently attended Collinsville Assembly of God. He served in many capacities such as Sunday school teacher and deacon emeritus of Owasso First Assembly of God. He enjoyed spending time outdoors gardening and fishing, as well as cooking, but most important in his life was spending time with his family.
Loving family members include;
Larry Sanders and wife Rhonda
Karen Bumgardner and husband Sid
David Sanders and wife Rhonda
Ryan Ford, Jordan Ford, Lauren Ford
Marilyn Davidson and husband Myles
Marie Pierce and husband Marty
Shirley Rose Sanders
Andy Sanders and wife Brittney
Jesse Sanders and wife Jenna
Five great grandchildren; Titus, Jack, Eva Rose, Evan, and Gibson
Brother; Joel Sanders
Sister; Shirley Chambers
And a host of other relatives and friends
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers, James Sanders and Paul Sanders, and three sisters, Virginia Shaffer, Betty Dale, and Sylvia Sanders.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 2, 1016, at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso. Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 3, 2016, at the Owasso First Assembly of God with Pastor Jeff Bradley officiating. Serving as casket bearers will be Ryan Ford, Jordan Ford, Andy Sanders, Jesse Sanders, Marty Pierce, and Myles Davidson. Honorary casket bearers will be Vernon White and Wayne Pauley. Committal service and interment will follow at Graceland Memorial Park Cemetery in Owasso. The family requests memorial contributions be made to Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 1022, Owasso, Oklahoma, 74055. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.
Bro. LeRoy was a Great Man, was a great friend, always happy, and giving God Glory for everything he had. Was such a great time going out to eat with Bro. LeRoy, and going to Boomer Rang for Friday night Catfish. Bro. LeRoy is Removing in Heaven along with Beautiful wife. I had the pleasure of being his Sunday School Teacher for a while. I will miss him. Wait for us at the gate of. Heaven Bro. LeRoy.
— Walter & Karen Copenhaver, Thursday – September 1, 2016
I have known Leroy since I was age 4. He had one of the kindest hearts I’ve ever known. The love of the Lord always shone through him to everyone around. I remember going to their house after church on Sunday nights and our families fellowshipping together. Rosie and Leroy were great friends to my entire family for many years and they will always have a special place in our hearts. Charles and Elna Prior and Rosie have welcomed Leroy into heaven and I’m sure they are rejoicing at his homecoming!
— Rhonda Botts, Thursday – September 1, 2016
I have know LeRoy my whole life. There is not one bad memory of him or Rosie. They were some of the kindest people God allowed to walk on this earth. The also have the most beautiful kids. He was always smiling and aggravating whoever he could. The man could cook the best breakfast ever. I would give anything to have some of his biscuits and gravy. I know your bride will be happy to see you. We will miss you.
— Shawn Coffman, Thursday – September 1, 2016
Larry, David and Karen: Please know that if it had been God’s will I would be there now! I loved him dearly and although I may not be able to be there physically; I will be with my heart and I know that Leroy knows that as well. My prayers will be with all of you and praise “God ” that he is rejoicing in Heaven with your dear Mother!! Love to you all!! Robin
— Robin (Sanders) Armstrong , Friday – September 2, 2016
Love and prayers to your family…
— Tracy Bare, Friday – September 2, 2016
Praying for God’s peace to envelop each of you during this time. Our peace comes from our knowledge that we will see them again. Much love to each of you!!
— Carla Jones, Friday – September 2, 2016
Mowery Funeral Service
9110 N. Garnett Road
Owasso, OK 74055
Friday – September 2, 2016
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Owasso First Assembly of God
9341 North 129th East Avenue
Owasso, OK 74055
Saturday – September 3, 2016
Graceland Memorial Park Cemetery
Highway 20, East of Highway 169
Owasso, OK 74055
Memorial donations may be made in memory of Leroy C. Sanders to:
P.O. Box 1022
Owasso, OK 74055