Chris Lacy Sanders passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at the age of 70, after a short battle with cancer. Chris was born November 17, 1948, in Abilene, TX, the second son born to Annye Joe McIntosh Sanders and Durwood Sanders.
The family moved to Odessa when Chris was nine years old. He attended San Jacinto Elementary, Bowie Jr. High, and graduated from Odessa High School in 1967. He had many dear friends from his school days that remained his friends his entire life. He loved them all, but first and foremost he was a beloved son, a cherished brother, an adored uncle, and a treasured cousin to many.
Chris worked for Alcan Auto Parts in Odessa for 40 plus years and was well-respected in that industry.
Chris is preceded in death by his father, Durwood Lacy Sanders, and his grandparents, Joe and Effie McIntosh and Henry and Lillian Sanders.
He is survived by his mother, Annye Joe Sanders of Odessa; his brother, Joe Mac Sanders and wife, Katherine of Odessa; and his sister, Leslye Reese and husband, David of Arlington, TX.
He is also survived by nephews, Mac Sanders of Odessa, David Bailey Reese and wife, Dejanae of Arlington, Chris Lacy Reese and wife, Britney of Denton; and niece, Aimee Sales and husband, Joel of Lubbock; great nephews and nieces, Jordi, Bryson, Aiden, Ava, Aarilyn, Aubrielle, Brayden, Bronson and Brynn. He also leaves many cousins and a host of good friends, especially Mike and Wanda Brooks and Diana Hanway and her daughter, Niki Hanway Wallace.
Pallbearers are first cousins, Bob Clifton, Gary Clifton, Guy Clifton, and T McIntosh and nephews, David Bailey Reese and Chris Lacy Reese.
Honorary pallbearers are Roy Bingham, Mike Brooks, Steve Brannan, Don Hinesly, Jerry Kidd, Chris Powell, Gary Priddy, Mac Sanders, Jerry Don Smith, Dewey Walker, and Wayne Williams.
Funeral service is at 10:00 AM, Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Dr. Jimmy Braswell officiating. Following there will be a funeral service at 3:00 PM, at Parker Funeral Home in Baird, TX with Reverend Jimmy Hatcher officiating, followed by interment at the McIntosh family plot in the Baird Cemetery @ 4:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or to a charity of your choice.
Chris was such a nice guy. He was one in a million. Praying for peace and comfort.
David / Lynn ArnoldOdessa, TX
I am sad to hear Chris had passed . He was such a kind soul and always had a smile. Condolences from all the David Family , Chris will be missed by many .
David DavidMcKinney, TX
We have lost a very fine individual. May God ease the pain of your loss!
Dale HollowayOdessa, TX
Chris is such a wonderful man and friend. I will miss you. You were always upbeat and enjoyable to be around. Chris’s family are in my prayers. May God Bless your family. I know he blessed you. You are cherished by all. Mike Glenn
Mike GlennOdessa, TX
Now God will watch over your family for you so Rest In Peace dear friend.
My deepest heart felt sympathy for the family!
Paula Fair EdwardsOdessa, TX
Please know that my sincere sympathy goes to all of you.
We will miss our good friend.
Peggy Sikes CrowOdessa, TX
So very sorry to hear of Chris’s passing. He will be missed and remembered as a wonderful friend, brother and son. So many good memories. RIP ❤️
Suzie Cecil BarnesPort Hadlock, WA
May God bless you each one with the goodness of a shared lifetime of memories. May your shared stories bring you joy. May God's grace aid your hearts as you heal from the sorrow from missing Chris. Sincere sympathy to each of you.
Bobbie DurrettAbilene, TX
I remember Chris,when he would come to Hamlin.He was always visiting with the Cliftons...So sad for your loss!
Pat Jones DukeAbilene, TX
My heart is so sad for the loss of such a gentle man and a true gentleman. We had such wonder times ( the Harrigans Crew) and what great friendships we had. My prayers are with his lovely family and abundance of friends. We will truly miss Mr. Chris!
Jean McPhailAmarillo, TX
Sanders Family so sorry for your loss. I remember lots of great times with the Sweetman.
Nancy Davis CoxFlower Mound, TX
May God Bless You and Family during these Times.
Rest Peacefully Chris!!
Josh RileySan Antonio, TX