Viewing will be 4-8 PM Saturday, November 26, 2022 and 12 Noon to 8 PM Sunday, November 27, 2022, with the family present to greet friends from 4-8 PM. A graveside service to honor Aron's life will be at 2 PM Monday, November 28, 2022 at Amber Cemetery, Amber, Oklahoma.
Aron Lee Sanders, Jr. was born May 3, 1952, in Oklahoma City, to Aron Lee Sanders, Sr. and Gladys Pearl Trout. He died at the age of 70, on the morning of November 20, 2022.
He served three years in the U.S. Army, where he dreamed of being shipped off to a beautiful oasis. When he learned he was being shipped off to Lawton, Oklahoma, he said it was a sick joke someone was playing on him….it was always a good laugh. He also served at Ft. Bragg, Fayetteville, North Carolina and Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan.
He married the love of his life, Peggy Leeann Clay, in 1972 and was married for 38 years, until her passing on May 15, 2010. Together they nestled down in south Oklahoma City, where they raised four beautiful children and created more memories to last a lifetime. He retired from Red Rock Behavior Center after countless years. His title was Transportation Supervisor, but he said when you work with a bunch of women, your title is “Everything”. He loved playing cards, board games, camping, grilling, poker, swimming, spending countless hours creating family videos, music and movies. Movies….he could literally hold a conversation just using movie quotes! The hardest part about putting together an obituary is condensing a vast array of memories of this wonderful, goofball of a person, into just a few words. If we had known the end was at hand, we would’ve said, “….but wait, don’t go, I was about to make espresso!”
He was preceded in death by his:
Mother, Gladys Pearl;
Brother, Elvin Leo.
He leaves many lasting memories with his:
Father, Aron Lee Sanders, Sr.;
Children, Kristie Lee and husband, Mason Dunn, Aron Nathaniel and wife, Amy Elizabeth, Michael Scott, and Jennifer Lynne;
Grandchildren, Joshua Clay, Natalie Eryn and husband, Moises, and Aron Douglas;
Great Granddaughter, Luna Beth;
Sister, Karen Rankin;
Sisters-in-law, Pamela and husband, Tim Taylor, Paula Clay, and Penny Strauss;
Brother-in-law, CDR Phillip Clay, USN (Ret.);
Along with so many nieces, nephews, cousins, priceless friends, and his two furry sidekicks, Chuy and Bogie.
He will be missed by all!
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