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Edward Charles Sanders, 71, of Chester, Virginia, passed away surrounded by family on Saturday, August 6, 2022. Born on September 14, 1950, in San Diego, California, he was the son to the late William Harvey Sanders Sr. and Pauline E. Sanders. He was also preceded in death by his brother, William Harvey Sanders Jr.; father-in-law, Jodahn Mohr; mother-in-law, Lourdes Mohr; brothers-in-law, Pete L. Mohr, Daniel Diaz, and Roy Pierratt; sisters-in-law, Gina Thompkins and Sandra Mohr; and niece, Erika S. Rackley.
Edward retired from the United States Army after 20 years- serving courageously in the Vietnam War. After his service, he went on to work as a Naval Supply Chain Manager. Edward was a Past Master of Petersburg Lodge 15 AFAM, ACCA Oriental Band, Past President of the Hopewell Shrine Club, Past Commander of the American Legion Post 146, and a life member of the VFW in Hopewell.
He is survived by his childhood sweetheart and wife of 52 years, Jo A. Sanders; his daughters, DeAnna S. Dickerson (Mark) and Rhonda S. Reed (David); grandchildren, Gina Bach, Trevor L. Reed, Taylor Dickerson Jess Reed, and Ryan E. Dickerson; sisters, Terri S. Kondrashoff and Lorri S. Diaz; sisters-in-law, Ida Pierratt, Terrie Sanders, and Alma Mohr; many loving nieces and nephews; and many other cherished family members and friends.
Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made out to Shriners Children’s Hospital, https://www.shrinerschildrens.org/en. Funeral arrangements by the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.
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