Junius Pearson “J.P.” “Jay” Sanders, III, age 72, of US HWY 701 South Four Oaks, NC, passed away on Monday, April 4, 2022 at the SECU Hospice House in Smithfield, NC. The family will hold private services.
Jay was born on February 16, 1950 in Wake County, NC. He was preceded in death by his father, Junius Pearson Sanders, Jr. Jay retired from the flue cured tobacco market as a ticket marker. He also could be found on the family farm and working at Sanders Country Hams. Following retirement, he managed Austin’s General Store in Four Oaks, NC and also co-owned with his sister Jumpin’ Branch Farm Market.
Surviving include his mother, Maylene Warren Sanders, sister, Emily D. Sanders; special friends, Tom Hawkins, Emily Piner, and Monica and Chris Massey; several cousins.
Memorials may be made to the SECU Hospice House of Johnston Health PO Box 1376, Smithfield, NC 27577 or to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements by Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Four Oaks, NC