H.B. “Sparky” Sanders

June 23, 1935 - March 27, 2015

06/23/1935 - 03/27/2015

On March 27, 2015, God called H. B. “Sparky” Sanders, Jr. to his eternal home in heaven. He was a Univ. of S. Carolina Pi Kappa Phi grad and a loyal supporter of his fighting Gamecocks. Sparky was an avid golfer and a member of Bow Creek Men’s Golf Association for 30+ years. He proudly earned four holes in one at courses in Va. Beach and NC. Hunting and fishing in Pungo with his two sons during their younger years was his delight. Sparky was a general contractor and introduced the profession to both boys.

Son of the late H. B. “Sparky”, Sr. and Ruby Sanders of Conway SC, he is survived by his wife, Marny of 51 years, their sons, Brandon Selina and Kevin Sanders, and one sister, Jane Adams of Satellite Beach, FL. He was a doting grandfather to Madison Brady Witter and Zoey and Ryder Sanders. He loved making them laugh, and they entertained him with their many “plays and performances.” They all built special memories spending quality time together outside. Also, he loved and enjoyed his many pets, especially his last black lab, Bogey. After being confined to his home, he truly missed attending services at his church, Tabernacle UMC.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 31 from 6 to 8 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Maestas Chapel, 1801 Baltic Ave., Va. Beach. Services will be conducted by Pastor Jack Davis, Wednesday, April 1 at 11 am, Tabernacle UMC, 1265 Sandbridge Rd, Va. Beach 23456. Burial will follow at Princess Anne Memorial Park Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Youth Missions at Tabernacle UMC or the charity of your choice. Condolences may be offered to the family at: altmeyer.com. A good man obtains favor from the Lord. Proverbs 12:2

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Stacie Bouknight Willard
8 years ago

Aunt Marny and Family,

We are so sorry to hear of Uncle Sparkys passing and we know your hearts are aching. Wish we could be there to help you through this trying time. We pray for you to rest comfortably knowing he is with our Lord. Thinking of you always, especially during this time.

Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

Darryl, Mindy & Hannah
8 years ago

Aunt Marny, Brandon, Selina, Maddison, Zoey, Kevin and Ryder,

Our prayer is that you will continue to feel God’s loving arms around you as He is there to comfort you during the coming days, weeks, and months. He will never leave nor forsake you.

We love you,

Darryl, Mindy, and Hannah

Janet James-Scalco
8 years ago

Dear Marny and Family,

I’m so sorry for the loss of Sparky. Hold on to your memories, and let them guide you during this time of sadness.

Amber & Jerry Ogert
8 years ago

Dearest Marny & Family,

We are so sorry to hear of your families loss but we know that we shall see him again in the sound of the trumpet.

Sending prayers and lots of prayers during this most difficult time.

Your love & memories will keep Sparky alive forever in your hearts.

Phyllis Doverspike
8 years ago

Dearest Marny,

So very sad for your loss dear friend. My best to you and your family.

Much Love,


Dr. Charles W. and Mrs. Carol N. Dunn
8 years ago

Gamecocks and Tigers as Christians fight here, but when the battle’s over take flight to that beautiful city four-square over there. On our last visit with Sparky on his last day of life, we renewed our respective loyalties to the Gamecocks and Tigers, but then shared our ultimate and eternal loyalty to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We shall meet again not on the field of battle, but on the streets of gold. Chuck and Carol Dunn

Barry Smith
8 years ago

He was a great friend. it was a real treat when he took Mike & I golfing. He regripped our clubs too! a super nice & fuunny guy

Gladys Smith
8 years ago

Marny & family

I am so sorry for the loss of your husband/father to his sons, and proud grandfather to the grandkids, along with the rest of the family and many friends. Hang on to all the wonderful memories, they will live forever.

Gladys Smith

miriam & walter
8 years ago

Marny & Family Our sincere sympathy -You are in our thoughts and prayers ..God Bless all of you. Love ,

Perry and Helene Bynum Goodwyn
8 years ago

Marny and Family, so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Sparky. Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, Bless his holy name! Psalm 103:1. We Love you

Patty and Barry Noe
8 years ago

Marny and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We have such fond memories of Sparky and know that he is in a much better place. Thank you for sharing him with us. Love you all, Patty and Barry

Glenda Futch
8 years ago

Marny, I was so saddened for you and your family when Tracey told me of Sparky’s passing. It was wonderful seeing all of the pictures of you both and your lovely family. May your heart be filled with warm thoughts and treasured memories of your life together. God bless and keep you, Marny…Glenda

Dominick Family
8 years ago

Marny, Kevin, Brandon and family,

We are so sorry to hear about Sparky. As you go through the days ahead, take comfort in all the memories you were able to share with him. You are in our prayers.


Betty, Craig, Marc Dominick and families

Ute Lovell
8 years ago

Marny, so sorry for your loss.Holding you close in thought now and in the days ahead.

Thomas and Polly Baker
8 years ago

Marny. Sorry to hear about Sparky. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. He is now out of pain thanks to the Lord. Take care.lol

Jay and Eleanor Knight
8 years ago

Our deepest Sympathy to you and your

family. So very sorry, know he suffered for quite a while. I know he

will be missed but I know you have

comfort in knowing he is now at home with Jesus.

Your friends, Eleanor and Jay

Shawn Bolling and Family
8 years ago

Sparky always brought a warm smile to the folks he met, especially his grandchildren and the friends they would bring over to the Sanders’ house. He will be missed deeply and may you find comfort in good memories.

bill jeffries
8 years ago

The sanders family so sorry to hear sparky has left us.He was truly my best bud.I loved him dearly.I enjoyed his friendship. He was a super guy, loved his family so so much.he will always be in my thoughts and truly missed.God bless the family. love bill.

8 years ago