Joshua Wayne Sanders of Rolla was born July 2, 1978 in Springfield, Missouri to the Dennis Wayne Sanders and Debra Diane (Day) Sanders, and entered into rest September 27, 2012 in Eureka, Missouri at the age of 34.

Joshua was united in marriage to Marissa (Tolliver) Sanders on July 30, 2005 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas and to this union two sons were born.

He was a member of Greentree Christian Church in Rolla, Missouri.

Joshua enjoyed fishing, basketball, baseball, motocross and his Koi pond. He loved spending time with family and friends and above all spending time with his two boys. He was a true family man and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his wife Marissa Ellen Sanders of Rolla; sons Jordan and Logan Sanders; parents Dennis Wayne Sanders & Debra Diane Sanders; brother Lucas Dale Sanders of Republic, MO; sister Stephanie Ann Bishop & husband Michael of Clever, MO; maternal grandparents Kenneth and Marie Day of Springfield, MO; nieces Sierra, Camille and Savana Bishop and Ava Sanders; and father & mother in-law Robert & Loretta Jones of Salem, IL along with many extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents Vernon and Angie Sanders.

Services for Joshua Wayne Sanders will be held on Monday, October 1, 2012 at 11 AM at Greentree Christian Church in Rolla, Missouri with Joshua’s Uncle Kevin Rusenstrom and Nana Marie Day along with Chris Foster and Charla Jamison officiating.

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 2 to 6 PM Sunday, September 30 at Greentree Christian Church in Rolla, Missouri.

Memorials are suggested to the Jordan and Logan Sanders Scholarship Fund.

Cards are available at all James & Gahr locations.

Arrangements are under the direction of James & Gahr Mortuary of Rolla.

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