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James "Tettle" Sanders

March 30, 1937 — February 6, 2024

James "Tettle" Sanders, a hard-working provider who dedicated his career to the food production and dairy industries, passed away on February 6, 2024, in Louisville, Kentucky. He was born on March 30, 1937, Edmonson County, Kentucky. James, known for his kind and caring nature, would always go out of his way to help others and had a reputation for tremendous generosity. He was a true homebody who cherished spending time with his loved ones.


Tettle will be remembered as a loving father who adored spoiling his children. Jennifer and Brandon were lucky to have such an extraordinary dad who showered them with affection and support throughout their lives. His endless love extended to his granddaughter Raelynn as well. James took great pride in witnessing the growth and happiness of his family.


As a friend, Tettle was second to none. Whether it was sharing a laugh over University of Kentucky sports or enjoying the timeless music of George Jones, he found joy in the simplest pleasures. He cherished these shared interests and could often be found engaging in passionate conversations about them with those closest to him.


Born to Irvin and Florence Sanders, James was the beloved brother of William, Maria, Lola Mae, and Wanda. His presence brought immeasurable warmth to their lives, creating bonds that were unbreakable. Jefferson "JW," their devoted brother, will forever remember the times they spent together.


The loss of James "Tettle" Sanders will be deeply felt by Jennifer and Brandon as they navigate life without their beloved father's physical presence. However, his memory will forever live on in their hearts, inspiring and guiding them in their journeys. Raelynn, James' granddaughter, will always carry the legacy of this remarkable man, ensuring that his wisdom and kindness continue to shape generations to come.


Tettle also leaves behind Stacey, his dedicated caregiver, dear friend, and soulmate. Stacey provided support and care during James' final days, ensuring that he was comfortable and surrounded by love. Her compassionate presence made an immeasurable difference during a difficult time.

Tettle's legacy will endure through the lives he touched and the memories he left behind. As we reflect on his life, there is no doubt that James "Tettle" Sanders will forever be missed but never forgotten.

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