Gregory Burl Sanders, age 58, of Carthage, Missouri, passed away on Monday July 5 2010 after a long battle with cancer.

    He was a long time resident of Grove, Oklahoma, and worked for Sanders Oil Company for several years.  He had Peachtree Landscaping in Grove before relocating to Missouri.  He loved the lake and fished in all the local bass tournaments.  He never said no when asked to go fishing.  He also loved to hunt, and spent as much time as possible in the outdoors.  He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

    He is survived by his wife, Janice Sanders of Carthage, and his favorite buddy “Scooter”; a son, Patrick Sanders and wife Lisa of Eucha, Oklahoma; grandsons, Jared Sanders of Wichita, Kansas, Derek Sanders stationed in South Korea, and Levi Sanders of Eucha, Oklahoma; a sister, Georgia Lynn Steele and husband Dennis of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; niece, Ashley Repogle, nephews, Dennis Steele, Jr., Dustin Steele; great-aunt, Billie June West of Broken Arrow; and numerous cousins, and great-nieces and nephews.

    Memorial services will be Friday, July 9, 2010 at 1:00 pm in Parker Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Bob Simon officiating.  Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.

Family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, or to the Hospice Compassus.