Sanders Letbetter, 81, of Bryan, passed away on Tuesday, October 28 at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan. Funeral service will be at 10am, Friday, October 31, 2014 at Central Baptist Church, 1991 FM 158, College Station. Interment will follow in the College Station Memorial Cemetery. A visitation was held from 6 to 8 on Thursday, October 30. Funeral service is the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory.
Sanders was born to Elmo and Myrtle (Spencer) Letbetter on January 2, 1933 in Brownwood, Texas. He served in the United States Army and the Texas National Guard and was very proud to be an American. Sanders was known to be the first to always stand for The National Anthem at any event he attended. He received his degree from Baylor University but was a true Fighting Texas Aggie through and through. He was employed with A&M for 25 years with the last 11 years as the Director of Collegiate Licensing earning numerous awards in this field.
Sanders served in the United States Army and the Texas National Guard, an active member of the Kiwanis Club, President 1968 and Kiwanian of the year in 1986. He was invited many times to be a “Muster Day” speaker. As a long time member of Central Baptist Church, Sanders enjoyed singing in the choir, being in many Easter Pageants, serving in the Prayer Room, the Billy Graham Phone Center, and anything he was called to do.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his infant son Kenny Ray Letbetter; and his brother Jack Letbetter.
Leaving his family to cherish his memory are his wife Esther Letbetter, his sons Kevin Letbetter, David Nichols and wife Jennifer, Kurt Daniel and wife Kara, his daughters Karen Letbetter Lavender and husband Charles, Katherine King and husband Charles, grandchildren, Courtney, Meagan, Joshua, Brandon, Kyle, Preston, Laci, Mia, Christian, Parker and Kevin Jr., and Kacee; sister-in-law, Delois Letbetter, the mother of his children, Alaide Letbetter, and other relatives and close friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Central Baptist Church Children’s Wing.
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