Wayne Clark Sanders, age 78, of Joplin, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, August 4th, 2022 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin.
Wayne was born July 6th, 1944 in Joplin, to the late George and Ruby (Wheeler) Sanders. He was raised in the Joplin area and graduated from Joplin High in 1962. He then went on to attend Joplin Junior College. Shortly after college he married the love of his life, Jacqueline “Jacque” Stewart in 1972 in Miami, Oklahoma. He worked as a salesman for telecommunications for most of his life and ended his career in management. He loved all kinds of animals, but especially his cats. He enjoyed NASCAR, watching the Kansas City Chiefs and Dallas Cowboys, and camping. Wayne was a man with a kind and giving heart. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Pratt.
Wayne is survived by his wife of the home, Jacque Sanders; three children, Shelli Shimmin, Brian Sanders, and Brandon Sanders (Samantha); one sister, Linda Daspit; one brother, Donald Pratt; and four grandchildren.
There will be a visitation held on Monday, August 8th from 8:00 a.m. until service time in Parker Mortuary Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 9:00 a.m. in Parker Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Paul Bruno officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made out to the Joplin Humane Society.
Arrangements are under the special care of Parker Mortuary.