SANDERS, VIRNIE J.- A funeral service for Virnie J. Sanders, age 64 of Nashville, TN formally of Roswell, NM will be held 1:00 PM, Monday, October 26, 2020 at LaGrone Funeral Chapel with Pastor Bobby Barnett officiating. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Saturday, October 24, 2020. Virnie passed away Monday, October 19, 2020 with his beloved daughters at his bed side in Nashville, TN.
Virnie was born July 4, 1956 in Roswell, NM. to Virgil and Eula (Barnett) Sanders.
Virnie graduated from Roswell High School in 1975 and was a member of the ROTC Class. He was a vivid huntsman and enjoyed so much being with his father and family. He often spoke of the times hunting with his family and told the stories he heard of the family. He truly loved those days and they helped him to become a great man of what love for the family is all about.
Virnie worked all of his life, as a little boy his father would give him pigs, he raised them and sell them and was able to pay for his own school clothes until he graduated. As a young man in High School, he worked for Durbs Produce and the City of Roswell. In 1991 he and his family moved to Nashville, TN, where he worked in the General Services Department for the Metropolitan Government City of Nashville for over 10 years, until his Medical Disability in 2009 when he retired.
Virnie Sanders was honorable man, he loved his wife, children, and family with all his heart. He was best husband, dad, brother, and a friend to all who knew him. The scriptures tell us about having a good name and Virnie was that person, he loved attending and working for God at High Forest Church of God in Hohetwald, TN.
Throughout Virnie's life, he was a man that truly wanted the world to know that there still is a Cowboy who rides for the brand and sets the example for others to follow.
Virnie is survived by his beloved wife, Joyce (Hixson) Sanders of 41 years; three daughters, Heather Hyde (Adams, TN.); Allison Sanders Coffey (Centerville, TN); Kristin Sanders Holt (Daniel) (Centerville, TN); six grandchildren: Toby Lee Hyde of Adams, TN; Wesley Hyde of Adams, TN; Emile Hyde of Adams, TN; Chloe Holt of Centerville, TN; Morgan Holt of Centerville, TN; James Sanders Coffey of Centerville, TN; sister, Delores Whatley of Oklahoma City, Ok; brother, Michael Sanders of Oklahoma City; uncle, Bobby Barnett (Erlene) of Roswell, NM; Glenn Barnett and his wife of Roswell, NM; Ronnie Barnett and wife of Oklahoma City, Ok. Virnie was blessed with many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his dear friends, Jerry and Yvonne Lowonski of Roswell, NM: Phillip and Melody Stewart of Houston, TX; Sandra Beatty of Artesia, NM; Johnathan and LynnAnn Bannister of Artesia, NM and Mr. Harold Stone, Nashville, TN.
Pallbearers will be Jeremy Lonowski, Toby Hyde, Taylor Hyde, Mathew Miller, Daniel Holt, James Sanders Coffee, Teddy Weatherford.