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Clarence Sanders

December 14, 1954 ~ July 9, 2021 (age 66)


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Coach Clarence Sanders, was born December 14, 1954.  A native of Whitmire, SC.  He was the husband of Trudie Glenn- Sanders, and  the son of the late James Albert Sanders, Sr. and Sallie Jane Sims Sanders.

     He was preceded in death by his sister, Lois S. Hopp.

     He was educated in the public schools of Whitmire, SC.  He graduated from Whitmire High School where he excelled in class and sports mainly football and baseball.  After high school he attended South Carolina State University on a baseball scholarship.  He received his masters degree from Gardner Webb University.  Coach Sanders was inducted into the Whitmire High School Hall of Fame.  He was a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

     Coach Sanders taught Health and Physical Education in the Union County school system for 40 years, at Sims Jr High School and Sims Middle School.  He coached football in Union County for 38 years, and coached baseball for 21 years and was head coach.

     Coach Sanders enjoyed life and people, he never met a stranger.  He enjoyed teaching and coaching.  To know him was to love him and his infectious smile.

     He leaves a legacy of love and service to two children; Wanda N. and Caroline D. Sanders of Union, SC, three brothers; James Albert Sanders, Jr., Abraham Sanders of Whitmire, SC,  Willie F. Sanders, Sr.  of Union, SC; three sisters, Patricia S. Dawkins,  of Spartanburg, SC, Emily Joyce Lyles, and Sallie Renwick of Whitmire, SC; one uncle George (Shirley) Sanders of Whitmire, SC,; one aunt Genevia Sims of Cincinnati, OH; two sisters-in-law LaVonne Sanders of Whitmire, SC, and Margaret G. Sanders of Union, SC, six brothers-in-law; James Hix Hopp, Sr. and Eltoria Renwick Sr. of Whitmire, SC, Willie W. Hughes, Thomas (Hazel) Hughes, and Paul  D. (Grace) Hughes of Union, SC, Walker “David” (Mary H.) Glenn of Buffalo, SC; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, and  nephews, great  great   nieces and nephews, cousin, and friends.

.  Arrangements are with Community Mortuary, Inc., 361 Meansville Road, Union, SC.

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Graveside Service
July 16, 2021

11:00 AM
Maple Ridge Baptist Church
635 Neal Shoals Road
Union, SC 29379

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