Howard Gene Sanderson, August 5, 1947~July 23, 2015

Sanderson, Howard for PaperHoward Gene Sanderson, 67, of West Fork died Thursday, July 23, 2015.  He was born August 5, 1947 in Beeville, TX.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division.  He received a Purple Heart for wounds sustained on May 8, 1968.  He spent six months at Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington, D.C.

He was a long-haul driver truck driver for more than 40 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by a sister, Donna Mounce of Farmington; sister, Linda Temple and husband, Robert of Winfield Park, N.J.; brother, Nelson Adams and wife, Beverly of Winslow; and brother, Eric Adams of Winslow.

A private memorial service will be held at the Fayetteville National Cemetery.

Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel.

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    Nancy Eardley » 25. Jul, 2015

    My sincere sympathies go out to Gene’s entire family. Having lost two brothers, my heart aches for the emptiness that I know is in your hearts from this loss, but please remember that he is now in a MUCH better place. He is not “gone”, his Spirit lives on, he is only in a non-physical state – and he will walk by your side and take joy in all of your successes, support you in your trials, and will be there to greet you with that fabulous smile when it is your turn to cross over. xoxoxo

    Warren & Nancy Adams » 26. Jul, 2015

    We understand this is a difficult time for the family. To be honest there are no words that can be written or said to ease the pain of losing a loved one. So, know that I will continue to keep your family in my prayers.

    Dennis & Linda Morony » 28. Jul, 2015

    Very sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers to the family!