Bobby Devins Sanders

Bobby Devins Sanders was born on September 29, 1937 and went to be with the Lord on October 7, 2021.

Bobby was born in Athens, Texas but spent majority of his life in Texas City, Texas. It was in Texas City where he worked at Monsanto Refinery and Sterling Refinery for forty years, and he was a Union Stewart and firefighter.

Bobby loved to spend his spare time by exercising, hunting, traveling, watching football and spending time with all of his girls.

He is preceded in death by his parents Delmas L. Sanders and Ruby Lee Harris. He is survived by his loving wife of sixty-two years, Phyllis Sanders, two daughters; Shelli Sanders and Jill Quaratino (Jeff), one sister; Gail Pryor (Pat), two granddaughters; Leann Williams (Brandon) and Natalie Quaratino, and one great-granddaughter; Ellie Williams, as well as a host of extended family & friends.

Bobby was a hard worker and was loved by everyone that knew him. He would do anything for others and always put his family first.

Visitation and funeral will be on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. Visitation will be at 1:00 pm and the funeral will follow directly after. Services will take place at First Baptist Church (10000 Emmett F Lowry Expressway Suite 2000, Texas City, TX 77591) with and interment to follow Forest Park East in Webster, Texas. Services are under the direction of James Crowder Funeral Home – La Marque.

We will miss you Poppi.


  1. My thoughts are with you and your family. Nice memories of Mr & Mrs Sanders through the years as neighbors. Mr Sanders was a kind and happy man and very giving of his time to help others. He will be missed but not forgotten. Prayers to your family from Ken Summerville in Las Vegas.

    Ken Summerville
  2. Sad to hear about Bobby’s death. I remember him in high school as a smiling, happy person. Apparently he retained that persona throughout his life. He was the type of person that we need today. I am sorry that he is gone. My condolences to his family. =

    Carl Trepagnier
  3. We are sending lots of love and hugs and prayers to all of you! Bobby was a sweet man and will be dearly missed. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love y’all,
    Janelle and all the kids❤️

    Janelle Trammell
  4. Love and Prayers!

    Jean Summerville
  5. He always had kind words to say with that friendly smile.

    Robert Summerville
  6. Phyllis, so sorry to hear of Bobby’s death!! Prayers for God’s peace for you and all who loved him!🙏🙏🙏❤

    Sue Peacem
  7. Love and Prayers. Mr.Sanders was always kind and inspirational to me especially Refereeing Youth Athletic Sports. He was very kind and thoughtful visiting my Dad many times when he was ill always with a smile and a kind word! God Bless!

    Richard Summerville
  8. Prayers for the Sanders family.

    Debbie and Aaron Dubois
  9. Ms. Phyllis, I’m so sorry to hear of Mr. Sanders’ passing. May you find comfort in your memories. I will always remember him as a gentle giant and protector of our neighborhood. xoxo

    Cindy Dowden Haden
  10. Ms. Phyllis, I’m so sorry to hear of Mr. Sanders passing. I always remember him as a gentle giant and protector of our neighborhood. I hope he didn’t suffer and know that he is at the feet of Jesus tonight. May your memories be a comfort to you and your girls in the days ahead. 💔💔💔

    Cindy Dowden Haden
  11. So very sorry to learn of Bobby’s passing. I was in Texas City today, Dec.11, 2021 and tried to call. Your number was no longer working. I would have attended the service if I had known. Bobby was always special to me, as we officiated high school football on the same crew for many years. No idea how to reach you.
    Gods Blessings
    Beau Miller
    League City

    Beau Miller

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