Dwayne Sanders, 78, Wabash, died at 2:20 a.m., Friday, April 24, 2020, at Parkview Wabash Hospital.
He was born March 30, 1942, in Wabash, to Clyde and Evelyn (Kerr) Sanders.
Dwayne was a 1960 graduate of Wabash High School. He married his childhood sweetheart, the love of his life and best friend, Joyce Miller, on July 19, 1962 at the Church of Christ at Treaty. He worked at Container Corporation in Wabash 30 years, retiring in 1994 and also farmed. He was a member of the Church of Christ at Treaty and the Lagro post of the Sons of the American Legion. Dwayne enjoyed fishing, hunting and horseback riding, but farming was his hobby. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, great grandchildren and family.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Sanders, Wabash; two daughters: Dlayne (Jeff) Southworth, Silver Lake, and Amy (Jeff) O’Donnell, Wabash; seven grandchildren: Brooke (Eric) Sommer, Westfield, Ashley (Jason) Crownover, Hagerstown, Dwayne (Andrea) Jones, Angier, N.C., Kaci (Jake) Donaldson, Wabash, Nichole (Sam) Figert, Urbana, Rachel (Rob) Devita, New Hampshire, and Brandy (Jesse Rosas) O’Donnell, Wabash; 15 great grandchildren; and his sister, Sally Adams of Clermont, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his son, Dwayne Sanders, II.
Private graveside services and burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.
Preferred memorial is Wabash County Cancer Society.