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Serving Opelika, Auburn, and Lee County since 1988



Jessie Floyd Sanders, Sr.

September 14, 1934 ~ October 29, 2018 (age 84)

Jessie Floyd Sanders, age 84, of Opelika, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018 at his home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service. Interment will follow at Garden Hills Cemetery.

Mr. Sanders is survived by his wife, Gayla Sanders, of Opelika; his children and grandchildren; as well as his brother, Bill (Margaret) Sanders, of Opelika. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Hilda Sanders.

Jessie Sanders began his appliance business in his backyard in 1962 while working two other jobs. Over the 56 years, he grew Sanders Appliance to become one of the area’s oldest and largest appliance sales and service business. He treasured and appreciated his customers and treated them all as friends.

Mr. Sanders was very proud of his business and especially proud of his children and grandchildren. A special thank you to Ivy Creek Hospice in Dadeville especially to Karmen, Beth, Mary, Miranda, and other staff members during this time. Thank you to a special friend and daughter. You all are very much appreciated.

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