Thomas “Tinker” Sanders passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017, at 8:57 p.m. at his Holden residence at the age of 65. He was a native of Centerville, Louisiana.

Tinker was a veteran of the United States Army and a carpenter by trade. He was very active in the AmVets-Post 68, where he served as the past post commander and the first vice commander of state. Tinker was an outstanding father, who cared for others and would give them the shirt off his back. He was certainly a loving man who will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Tinker is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Dorothy Sanders; sons, Thomas Sanders Jr., Michael Sanders, Sherman Sanders; mother, Laura Sanders; grandchildren, Harmony Sanders, Abbygayle Sanders, Kandyce Sanders; sister, Minnie Hoyt and husband Gene; and brothers, Delco Sanders, and Andrew Sanders; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Sanders; sister, Alberta Fletcher; and dear friends, David Lewis, Donald Threeton, and Johnny Colkmire.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation at Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home, Hammond, on Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. The visitation will resume on Monday from 10 a.m. to noon, with the funeral service beginning promptly at noon. Bro. Gene Hoyt will officiate and interment will follow in the Southeast Veteran's Cemetery in Slidell at 2 p.m.

Condolences and other information are available online at Arrangements have been entrusted to Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home.

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