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Francis Lee Sander, 84

Francis Lee Sander, 84, of Jacksonville, Arkansas passed away September 29, 2021. He was born in Victoria, Kansas March 26, 1937, to Joseph L. Sander and Adeline Meis.

Francis served in the U.S. Airforce for 24 years as well as the U.S. Postal service for 16 years. He was very proud to serve his country. He loved his family and loved spending time with them, especially his grandchildren. He loved being in his tool shed, working on his yard, hunting (especially with Kevin), and sports with Bryan.  He loved Lisa for her tender heart and Trisha for her servant heart. Francis wanted people to know he loved the Lord and his family. Francis will miss his wife dearly.

Francis is proceeded in death by his parents and 4 brothers and 3 sisters.

Francis leaves behind his children Kevin and his wife Susan Sander, Bryan Sander, Trisha and her husband Brian Potorff, and Lisa Sander; grandchildren Jacob, Austen, Sarai, Ashley, Holly, Heidi, Olivia, and Little Jake; great-grandchildren Alanah and Lennox; and his sister Arla Johnson of West Virginia.

Visitation will be Friday, October 1, 2021 at 12:30pm at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville. Funeral Service will follow at 1:30pm.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made in Francis’s honor to the American Red Cross or American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.


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  • Margaret Dreiling Posted September 29, 2021 9:29 PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Frank always made me smile. Prayers and love to the family.

  • SHIRLEY & MARK TOMLIN Posted September 29, 2021 10:15 PM

    Our love, thoughts and prayers ….may His peace and His comfort be with you all.

  • Austen Pottorff Posted September 30, 2021 6:48 AM

    I Love You PaPa. Your Love, and your Memory will stick with me the rest of my Life.

  • Bob Johnson Posted September 30, 2021 8:50 AM

    Uncle Frank, I will always remember you from the time I was small child and we would visit you from WV. You were in the Air Force then and mom always tried to schedule our visits when you were home. Will miss talking with you and stories you told! Love you and will miss you.

  • Angelika Gutowski Posted September 30, 2021 12:03 PM

    My heart hurts for all of us that loved our precious Francis. He never judged and you knew you were loved when you were around him. I will miss him more than words can express. We can find comfort in knowing he’s with his Lord Jesus and so many loved ones that have hone before him. No more suffering.

  • Louise Milligan Posted September 30, 2021 12:49 PM

    Thinking of you today as you celebrate your dad,’s life, Kevin. Your faith makes it easier to let them go on home in no pain and knowing he is with God. Condolences to all your family♡♡♡♡♡

  • Norma J Huckaby Posted September 30, 2021 5:47 PM

    Uncle Frank will be missed by all but he is pain free and with the Lord. I was told that when I was young I would call him Saschie and Mom said he pretend not hear it for me to keep repeating it. Your Dad had a great sense of humor. Sending all my love to Bridgette, Bryan, Kevin, Trish and Lisa.

  • Jake Biard Posted September 30, 2021 7:45 PM

    I feel blessed to have had PaPa in my life for the time I did and incredibly fortunate to have spent time with him. Abbey and I send our prayers to everyone during this time

  • Posted September 30, 2021 9:52 PM

    Sharon Fox -Schiedel and Keith Schiedel

  • Sharon Fox-Schiedel and Keith Schiedel Posted September 30, 2021 10:07 PM

    To my Uncle and Godfather.Thank you for being a special part of my life. To my Aunt Bridget, may God bless you and guide you through the loss of the love of your life.

  • Doug & Debbie Shank Posted October 1, 2021 8:56 AM

    Thoughts and prayers going out to the whole family! Uncle Frank will be missed many! Love you all!

  • Connie Sander Posted October 1, 2021 9:59 AM

    Uncle Frank always made an effort to keep the smiles and the mischief going. You felt his love and warmth. He always took time to have a conversation with “the kids”..he was my favorite. He told me how much he missed everyone…I can imagine the celebration that was waiting for him. Big love to all as we miss his big spirit and presence.

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