Sidney Maxwell Sanders, 73, of Double Springs, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Visitation is Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 1 - 2 p.m. at Pinkard Funeral Home, Haleyville. The Celebration of Life service will at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Phillip Twilley minister at First Baptist Church in Double Springs, and Evangelist Bo Shedd officiating. Burial will follow in Winston Memorial Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Matthew Thomas Graham, Johnny Samuel Graham, Barry Sanders, Josh Sanders, Kent Sanders, John Potts, Johnny Little and Levi Norris.
Honorary Pallbearers are Jimmy Masdon, Richard Wood, Bob Masdon and David Roberson.
Max was born April 16, 1945 to Evie Melissa and Sidney H. Sanders. Max was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Royce, Dale and Jerry Sanders.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years Dianne G. Sanders; his son, Lance Maxwell Sanders; his granddaughter, Emmi Jaide Sanders; sister, Beryl S. Cobb of Collierville, TN. He has many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews, Sheree Sanders League (Dennis), Barry Sanders, Denise Sanders, Kent Sanders, Miranda Miller Little (Johnny), Matthew Thomas Graham (Nena), Lillian Rebekah Graham Douglas (Jared) and John Samuel Graham; a host of great nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Thomas Edward Graham (Susan); sister-in-law, Beverly G. Miller; sister by marriage, Susan M. Graham.
Max was a graduate of HHS. He earned credentials from Gradwohl School of Laboratory Technique in St. Louis, Mo. He was employed as a lab technician in Vernon, AL.; Centreville, MS. and Canton, MS. He returned to North Alabama as a sales representative, sales manager and co-owner of several mobile home companies. Max became a local businessman and owned four business over a period of 25 years, the last being European Products.
Max was a master gardener, golfer and bird watcher, SEC loyal fan and a soldier in Christ. He is a member of First Baptist Church in Double Springs, where he served as Sunday School teacher and a member of the Winston Co. Gideons. He was a Sunday School teacher for 11 years at Corinth Heights Baptist Church.
Max was a loving and compassionate husband, dad, Pa Pa Max, uncle, brother-by-marriage, employer and friend to many.
Max will be greatly missed, but mostly by his family that loved Max so much.
Memorials in Max Sanders Memory, may be made to St. Jude, First Baptist Church in Double Springs, American Cancer Society and Alabama Baptist Childrens' Home.
You may leave online condolences at www.pinkardfh.com.
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