Alvin Duke Sanders

Alvin Duke Sanders, age 79, went to be with Our Lord and Savior, surrounded by his children and Dr. Terry Booth on June 23, 2017. He was born April 20, 1938, in Shreveport and graduated from Byrd High School in 1956 before attending Northwestern State University. He was captain of his high school baseball team and won the 1956 State Championship and was recently reunited with the members of the team for a 60-year reunion. He served in the USAF 6929th Radio Squadron from 1958-1962. During this time, he coached a Korean baseball team that won a championship. He worked at State Times and Morning Advocate for seven years before opening A-1 Southern Ironworks in 1978 in Denham Springs. He was a member the of National Ornamental Miscellaneous Metals Association, loved camping in Gulf Shores with his family, riding and racing motorcycles, fishing, and watching LSU Baseball. He was a member of Abundant Life Church and frequented James Grill and Waffle House in Denham Springs, where he would visit with friends and solve the world’s problems. He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Patricia Godwin Sanders; parents, Wyatt Brock and Dick Ellen Sanders; brothers, Richard Brock Sanders and Sidney Brock Sanders; and sister, Billie Maureen Grimsley. he was survived by sister, Glynn Ellen Pennington McCoy; wife, Elizabeth Sanders; son, Brock; daughters, Patricia and husband Kenneth Graves, Carrie Sanders, Alena Sanders; grandchildren Austyn and husband Rusty Chopin, Tony and wife Amy Graves, Tristan Graves, Kayla and husband Patrick Williamson, Trey Ross, Sarah Ross, Grace Ross, Clara Sanders, Elianna and Annelise Sanders; great grandchildren Kagen, Brycen, and Ryzer Williamson, Hayden and Harper Chopin. The family would like to offer special thanks to LifeSource Hospice for their tremendous care and to Jennie Green for her warm and nurturing spirit while caring for dad and being a comfort for the family. Visitation will be at Seale Funeral Home on Monday June 26 from 4-6pm, with services at 6 p.m. conducted by Rev. Eddie Holmes.

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