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Jason Sanders


October 2, 1980
January 3, 2021


Jason R. Sanders, 40, of Centralia passed away Sunday, January 3, 2021 at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia. He was born on October 2, 1980 the son of Dale and Jacqueline (Newnum) Sanders in Centralia.

Survivors include his beloved family, father, Dale Sanders and fiancée Brenda Hayes of Centralia, and his mother, Jackie Sanders of Centralia; children, T.J. Casconi of Denton, Texas, and August Sanders of Centralia; aunts, Patty Taylor and husband Mike, Donna Sanders; special aunt, Samantha Juday; uncles, Archie Griffis, Doug Sanders and wife Mitzi, Dennis Sanders and wife Diane, Darren Sanders and wife Susan, and Dallas Sanders and wife Remi; dear cousin, Jessica Griffis and many other cousins.

Jason was preceded in death by his brother, Terry Sanders; and his daughter, River Sanders; aunt, Cindy Griffis; uncle, Ed Newnum.

Jason had an amazing sense of humor, always the jokester as he was “full of it”, bringing laughter wherever he went. He enjoyed being outdoors and liked to play frisbee. Jason and his Dad shared a love of fishing and Jason truly treasured the times they spent hauling in fish after fish. Many great conversations were had during their fishing trips. Jason was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and he probably could be heard cheering their World Series win several counties away. He was a wonderful son and caregiver to his mother, Jackie and the two loved to laugh and watch their favorite comedies together. Jason’s family meant the world to him and he in turn also meant the world to his family. His zest for life will be remembered and he will be deeply missed.

Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia is privileged to be assisting the family of Jason Sanders. A private memorial service will be held at a future date. Memorials may be made in Jason’s honor to Irvin Macz Funeral to help with arrangements and will be accepted for the family at the funeral home. Online condolences and memories of Jason may be shared with the family by visiting and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.