Obituary of Ray Clyde Sanders
Ray Clyde Sanders, 75 years of age, passed away with his family by his side on Sunday, October 9th, 2022, in Greeley. He was born on June 23rd, 1947, to John William Sutton and Mary Jane Sanders in Fort Worth, TX.
Ray grew up in Fort Worth, TX. He attended and graduated from Green B Tremble Tech High School in 1967. Soon after, in 1969, Ray joined the United States Army and served during the Vietnam War as a Radio-Telephone Operator in Germany for a total of four years. His Call sign was KF4EOC. He served his country proudly.
When Ray returned home, he met the love of his life Wanda Higgins. The pair tied the knot on May 5th, 1972, in Fort Worth, TX. A year later, in 1973, the couple welcomed their first born, Dana. Mary Jane was born to them in 1975
During his time in the workforce, Ray worked as a machinist. He worked for MidTexas Manufacturing located in Fort Worth, TX for 20 years. He was also skilled in using a HAM radio, a trait he picked up during his time in the US Army. During Hurricane Katrina, Ray aided with the search and rescues and helped connect people during a catastrophic time.
Ray was a talented man. He enjoyed writing short stories, and poems. He was also a painter, who made many beautiful acrylic paintings for his family.
He is survived by his loving wife Wanda Sanders of Greeley, his daughters; Dana Gonzales and her husband Arnold of Evans, Mary Jane and her fiancé Jason Beckham of Louisiana, his grandchildren; Lisa Mitich of Ault, Jeffrey Gonzales of Greeley, Jerry Franklin of Alabama, and Amy Franklin of Alabama, and 11 great-grandchildren as well.
Ray is preceded in death by his parents John W. Sutton and Mary Jane Sanders, and his twin Brother Jay Sanders.
A visitation will be held Friday, October 21st, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Adamson Life Celebration Home. A Life Celebration Memorial will take place the following day at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 22nd, 2022, at Adamson Life Celebration Home.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ray Sanders, please visit Tribute Store