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TAHLEQUAH – Funeral services for Wesley Howard Sanderson Jr. will be held on Friday, July 31, at 2 p.m. in the Reed-Culver Chapel with Rev. Charles Duvall and Chaplain Kevin Webster officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 30, from noon until 6 p.m. at the Reed-Culver Chapel. Interment will be held Holland Cemetery. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.reedculver.com. Pallbearers for Wesley include Stanley Whitt-more, Carl Whittmore, Eddie Whittmore, Cole Whittmore, Wesley Whitt-more, and Colter Whittmore. His honorary pallbearers include Joe Murphy, Jerry Latta, Mickey Spears, Scott Hendricks, and Roger Hendricks. Wesley Howard Sanderson Jr. was born on Jan. 3, 1945, in Tahlequah, the son of Wesley Howard “Jack” and Kathleen Susie (McClure) Sanderson. He grew up and attended school in the Tahlequah community. He worked for OPC in agriculture and loved plants and horticulture. He was kind, sweet, and very loving to everyone he met, and he never met a stranger. He loved country western music, and enjoyed dancing every chance he got. He loved fiddle music. He never missed a chance to go fishing with his family, an afternoon of bowling or shooting pool. He worked for Safeway, and proudly put on his apron to clean the floors. He was known as “Little Cowboy” on the CB radio, and always wore his black hat. He spent 70 years working at putting a smile on the face of everyone he met. He loved people. Howard was a Christian by faith, and went home to his Eternal Rest on July 28, 2015, in Tahlequah, at the age of 70. He will be greatly missed for the smile and love he so freely shared. Howard is preceded in death by his mother and father; and nephews, Johnny Whittmore, Bill Hendricks, and Tommy Hendricks; and brother-in-law, Thomas Hendricks. Those left to cherish Howard’s memory include his two sisters, Lois Whittmore and husband Morgan of Tahlequah, and Wanda Hendrix of Broken Arrow. He leaves his nephews, Scotty Hendricks, Roger Hendricks, Stanley Morgan, Carl Wesley and Eddie Dean; and his nieces, Diane Harris and husband Jerry, Velma and Kathy; as well as many cousins, friends and loved ones. Reed-Culver Funeral Home, 117 W. Delaware, 918-456-2551.
Published on  July 30, 2015
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