Gary Lynn Sanders (1960-2018)

Gary Lynn Sanders, 58, passed away June 13, 2018. He was born on Jan. 31, 1960 in Hays, Kan., son of Lucretia Cunningham and Donald Sanders, step-son of Gary B. Cunningham.

He is survived by his mother; companion of the home Tammie Reed; brother Brian Sanders and wife Susan of Giltner, Neb.; sisters Debra Sanders of South Hutchinson, Dorothy Sanders of Hutchinson, and Brenda Unruh and husband Dean of Hutchinson; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and friends; and dog Rocket.

He was preceded in death by his son Brian Scott Sanders, daughter Amy Kingsbury, brother Scott Cunningham, and fathers Donald Sanders and Gary B. Cunningham.

Gary was a roofer and carpenter by profession. He took great joy in having built a church in Nickerson, Kan. and pointing out the many roofs he had put on. He enjoyed putting together bicycles for kids, the Kansas City Chiefs, and wrestling. He had a tender heart and will be missed by many.

A graveside inurnment will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, at the Wilson City Cemetery in Wilson.  There will be no visitation.  

Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home in Wilson is handling the arrangements.  

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