Dwain E. Sanders, 80, of Newcomerstown, passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Riverside Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Newcomerstown.
He was born Sunday, May 1, 1932, in Tuscarawas County, to the late Delbert Frank and Clara Elizabeth (Goshorn) Sanders.
He was a 1951 Newcomerstown High School graduate.
He was a US Army Korean War veteran serving from Sept. 25, 1952, until Sept. 24, 1954. He retired from the former General Tire in 1995 after 38 years in the Maintenance Department. He was a member of the Countryside Baptist Church, Keystone Saddle Club, Ohio Wagon Train Association, United Wagon
Train Association. He enjoyed farming and his horses, having breakfast at Cy Young Lanes with his friends, word search puzzles and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
On Friday, July 8, 1955, he married Shirley A. (Fillman) Sanders, who died May 14, 2004.
He is survived by one daughter, Beth (Jim) Taylor of Guernsey; three sons, Randy (Brenda) Sanders, Jeff Sanders, Richard (Beth) Sanders, all of Newcomerstown; 10 grandchildren, Ryan and Logan Taylor, Alexes, Kaitlyn, Jayson and Julia Sanders, Kellie Young, Nicole Andrews, Dustin and Devin Murray; one great-grandchild, Michael James; two brothers, Harold and Chuck Sanders, both of San Antonio, Texas; and his best friend, Peanut, the beagle.
He was preceded in death by one brother, David Sanders; one sister Norma Brown; and one nephew, Lester Brown.
Services were Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in the Addy Funeral Home, Newcomerstown, with Pastors Patrick Boyle and Gary Edmunds officiating.
Burial was in West Lawn Cemetery, Newcomerstown.
Military graveside services were conducted by the Newcomerstown Veteran Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Tri-County Ambulance, 530 S. College St., Newcomerstown, OH 43832.
Online condolences may be made at www.addyfuneralhome.com.