Joe Allen Sanders

<p>Joe Allen Sanders, 82, of Kingsland passed away in Llano on Nov. 29,   2012. He was born to William Earl and Ina Mae Sanders in San Antonio on   Jan. 6, 1930.</p>
<p>Joe attended South San Antonio schools and, with a football scholarship, went to Trinity University in San Antonio.</p>
<p>He proudly served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard. He traveled to   many interesting places, including Hawaii, Hong Kong, Panama, Guam,   California and New York City. After his discharge in 1953, he went to   work for Baker Oil Tools in Houston and retired after 33 years of   service.</p>
<p>He and Ruby met in 1951 in Houston, where she was working and he was   stationed. They were married on Dec. 19, 1953, and spent a lot of time   saltwater fishing and deer hunting together.</p>
<p>Outdoor sports were his favorite along with cameras and taking   wedding photographs. He photographed recipients of awards at banquets   for the company. He taught his sons and one grandson at a young age to   fish and hunt and follow in his footsteps.</p>
<p>In 1982, they bought their home on Lake LBJ and, in 1986, both   retired and moved to Kingsland. They traveled some but found out they   had a good place to live and enjoy.</p>
<p>Joe was a Korean War veteran, an American Legion Paid Up For Life   member for 33 years and a past commander of the American Legion Post   #437, a member of the Highland Lakes Sons of Hermann #317 and many other   organizations. He enjoyed gardening and sharing his good tomatoes and   reading. Cooking was a challenge and his barbecue brisket was a favorite   for many.</p>
<p>Joe is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ruby; son Pat Sanders and   friend Darlene Wright; grandson Corey Joe Sanders; and sister Lois   Newell.</p>
<p>He was preceded in death by his parents; son Casey Joe; sister   Florene Peller; brothers William and Charlie; and numerous nieces,   nephews, cousins and friends.</p>
<p>A memorial service is 1p.m. Dec. 8 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church,   1803 RR 1431 in Marble Falls. A private inurnment will be held at a   later date.</p>
<p>An online guest register may be signed at www.putnamcares.com.</p>
<p>Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Building Fund.</p>
<p>Cremation arrangements by Putnam Funeral Home, 145 Texas Ave., Kingsland, (325) 388-0008.</p>

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