James E. Sanders


Franklin, IN. – He was ready to meet his maker, we’re just not sure “The Maker” is ready to meet him or can handle him.

James E. Sanders, 73 years young of Franklin, Indiana, passed away at Community South Hospital on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.

Talk about a Big Fire Cracker, he was born on July 4, 1949 to James and Marie (Beard) Sanders.

He enjoyed farming for many years while also working and retiring from Arvins and then Ryobi. Jim was known for his witty sense of humor, going to auctions, watching his horses race at the track, and then slipping off to the casino. We anticipate the cigar companies are about to experience a hardship as a result of Jim’s passing.

No spouse to list, he couldn’t find one good enough to give the Sanders name to, but he does leave behind three daughters who spoiled him, Loretta (Terry) Bailey of Commiskey, IN, Tina Sanders of Edinburgh, IN, and Fonda Sanders of Franklin, IN; four grandchildren, Scott Bailey, Travis Bailey, Latosha Burton, and Andrew Newby; seven great-grandchildren and his farm son, Charlie “Beaner” Holmes.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Dale and Richard Sanders.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm at Jessen Funeral Home &Simple Cremation ~ Franklin Chapel followed by a funeral service on Wednesday, January 11th at 11:00am with visitation from 10:00am until the funeral hour. Jim will be laid to rest at Second Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Franklin, Indiana.

Arrangements entrusted to Jessen Funeral Home &Simple Cremation ~ Franklin Chapel. 197 E. Jefferson Street, Franklin, IN 46131. 317-346-6155. www.jessenfuneralhome.com