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Rufus William Sanders, Jr.

April 7, 1944 — July 22, 2022

         Four Oaks, NC:  Mr. Rufus William Sanders, Jr., age 78, passed away Friday, July 22, 2022 at the SECU Hospice House in Smithfield, NC.  His Memorial Service will be held at 6:00PM, Monday July 25, 2022 at Antioch United Methodist Church near Four Oaks, NC.  Rev. Walter Gaskins will officiate.  A Private Burial will follow at a later date.  

          Mr. Sanders was born on April 7, 1944 in Johnston County, NC to the late Rufus William Sanders, Sr., and Vidah Wood Sanders. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, William “Billy Wood” Sanders.  Rufus was a farmer, and managed what is now Nutrien Ag Solutions of Four Oaks, NC, for many years.  He was a member of the Strickland’s Crossroads Fire Department. Mr. Sanders also served in the US Army National Guard, and was a member of the Four Oaks American Legion Post 346. He was a life-long member of Antioch United Methodist Church, Four Oaks, NC.  

            Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Linda Baker Sanders; sisters, Laura Beth Barbour (Joe Mack), and Ann Durham; and many special nieces and nephews.    

             The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service in the fellowship hall of Antioch United Methodist Church 5289 US HWY 701 S. Four Oaks, NC 27524.

              In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Antioch United Methodist Church C/O Eva Hall PO Box 835, Benson, NC 27504, Strickland’s Crossroads Fire Department C/O Toni Alford 1695 Strickland’s Crossroads Road, Four Oaks, NC 27524 or to the SECU Hospice House PO Box 1376, Smithfield, NC 27577.

The family appreciates your prayers during this time.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.roseandgraham.com

Arrangements by Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Four Oaks, NC.

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