Mr. Marshall Verlon Sanders, Sr. was born on August 21, 1950, in Ruffin, South Carolina. He was one of thirteen children born to the Late Malachi Sanders, Sr., and Carrie Bell Aiken Sanders. Marshall entered into eternal rest on Thursday, February 10, 2022, at Colleton Medical Center.
He was educated in the public schools of Colleton County and graduated from Ruffin High School, in Ruffin, South Carolina. After graduating from Ruffin High School, he married the love of his life, Gloria Ruth Mitchell Sanders and started his family. He founded his own business, Marshall Sanders Logging. One of his greatest passions was horseback riding, so he built a ranch with his horse stables. Before his health failed, you would often see him riding along the road on one of his beautiful horses on a Sunday afternoon. Marshall was a great fan of Westerns, so it was natural for him to be dressed in his firmly starched jeans with a prominent belt buckle, shirt, and his famous cowboy boots and cowboy hat! He was a fun-loving person, who threw the best parties on his ranch! He was big, bold, and courageous, and didn’t mind telling you what was on his mind. One of the things that he loved most, besides his family, was giving; he had a big heart. Marshall was affectionately called dada by his grandchildren.
Marshall was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Alexa Lache Grayton; two sisters, and four brothers.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria; his beloved children: Tayawna Sanders, Michelle Dantzler, Marshall Sanders, Jr., Dameon Sanders, Kendra Sanders, and Kirstie Sanders; his heartstrings, his grandchildren: Chelsea Halyard-Mack, Petty Officer Amarery Sanders (Enkhtuya), Dameon Aaron Sanders, Private Shania Dantzler, Marshall Dylon Sanders, Andre Grayton, Jr., Amani Sanders, Cedric Shuler, Chad (CJ) Goff, Jr., Chloe Sanders; and an adopted son, Vashon Berry. Marshall is also survived by his mother-in-law, Orgie Ruth Mitchell; his brothers: Ernest Sanders (Ruby), Randolph Sanders, Joe Sanders (Blythe Mae), John Sanders (Loutricia); his sisters: Annie B. Williams (Rev. Joseph) and Dorothy Youmans; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Peter Sharpe, James Jones, and Kelvin Mitchell (Shirley); Madell Sanders, Annie Sanders, Doris Allen (Larry), Cheryl Mitchell-Brown (Leroy), Rev. Cathy Mitchell; and Leslie Jamison (Sam); a special friend, Pat Edwards; and a host of nieces and nephews, and his extended family and friends.