James (Jim) Hilary Sanders


James (Jim) Hilary Sanders passed away from Early Onset Alzheimer’s on May 17, 2015 at the age of 62 with his wife and daughter by his side. Jim is predeceased by father Hilary Cigale Sanders and survived by wife Nancy Pedeaux Sanders, daughter Raven Sanders, mother Pat Sanders Jones, sister Lisa Sanders Hanna, and brother-in-law Jim Hanna.

Born December 18, 1952 Jim grew up in Monroe, Louisiana and Toronto, Ontario. He attended McMaster University in Ontario and earned a degree in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana State University where he was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity.

Jim began his long, rewarding career with ExxonMobil Chemical at the Baton Rouge Chemical Plant, where he spent several years in both Vistalon and Halobutyl Manufacturing holding a number of technical and supervisory positions.

Later his career Jim was based in Baytown, Texas where he managed the Project Services department in Baytown, the Cost & Schedule Services department within the Global Projects organization, and served as the Venture Manager of several major and successful projects.

Jim retired from ExxonMobil Chemical Company in 2013 after 37 years of service.

Jim enjoyed listening to his favorite bands (notably The Eagles, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Jimmy Buffet, and Led Zeppelin), playing golf with his daughter, and reading fantasy and sci-fi novels such as Lord of the Rings and Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

A Celebration of Life will be held 2:30 PM Friday, May 22nd at Clear Lake United Methodist Church located at 16335 El Camino Real, Houston, TX 77062

Donations in his memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at http://act.alz.org/goto/forjimsanders


  1. Jim Sanders Family,

    So very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing and want you to know we are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers!

    Linda and Eddie Roosa

    linda roosa
  2. Nancy, Raven and family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss and the struggles you have all faced during the last years of Jim’s life. We remember the man who loved a good beer and could cook a mean steak. We hope you find comfort in the fact that he loved you both more than anything. We will be thinking of you on Friday and every day as you walk through life without him. Raven, you have made your dad prouder than words can say. We know your mom could not have made it these last few years without you.

    Our deepest sympathies,
    The Smitherman family

  3. Dear Jim Sanders Family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this special time of remembrance.

    Sidney and Sandi Allbritton

    Sandra Allbritton
  4. Nancy and Raven,
    I was so sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sheryl Lane

    Sheryl Lane
  5. Nancy, Raven and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”

    Patty Cooper

    Patty Cooper
  6. Dear Nancy and Raven,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. You will be in our prayers and our hearts. Please let me know if there is anything we can do.
    Tia and Jempy Neyman

    Tia Neyman
  7. Dear Nancy and Raven,

    I am very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I understand it has been a difficult period of challenges for you. May he rest in peace.

    I remember Jim as a friend, a fraternity brother, a fellow music lover and most of all – an engineer. I believe this was his true calling. He is certainly the reason I became an engineer. He was a natural. One of my earliest memories of Jim is him wearing that train engineer’s cap going to class at LSU…a great memory.

    My thoughts and prayers will be with you during this time.

    Rob Gardner

    Rob Gardner
  8. Dear Nancy and Raven,

    We would like to extend our sincere sympathies to you and the family for your loss. Jimmy was a great friend and we have great memories from high school, university and visits to Canada over the last many years.
    Our prayers are with you.
    Terry and Glynis Wright
    Burlington, Ontario Canada

    Terry Wright
  9. My sincerest sympathies to you and Raven. Sorry, I couldn’t make the service due to personal illness, but you were definitely in my thoughts and prayers.
    May there be peace for all of you.

    Vicki Tallman
  10. Nancy and Raven,
    I am so sorry about your loss you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    You have my deepest sympathy.

    Carol Gurgos

    Carol Gurgos
  11. Nancy –
    Patty and I are very sad to hear of Jim’s passing. We will always remember the good times we had together in Baton Rouge. Our prayers for you and Raven.

    David Kaczor

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