Jay Sanders, 60

Charlie (Jay) Sanders, 60, of Junction and formerly of Brady, died Sunday, Jan. 7 in an industrial accident in Junction. He was working to repair a wood chipper at CHEM-PAC in Junction when he apparently crawled into the machinery to retrieve a wrench. Another worker turned the equipment on to test it, unaware that Sanders was inside. The worker indicated that he had been instructed to turn the machinery on. The investigating officer, sheriff’s deputy Michael Erney, said that no one working in the area was aware that Sanders had enter the hopper. Sanders was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Peggy Ragsdale. Sanders’ wife, Chris, explained that her husband’s hours at Metco, another Junction company, had recently be reduced and that he was working at CHEM-PAC to supplement his income. Born in Albuquerque, N. Mex., on June 23, 1940, Sanders was reared in Brady and was a member of the Brady High School Class of 1958. He was a framer at Metco Supply in Junction for three and one-half years and was a veteran of the Army National Guard. He also had worked for Television Enterprises and Paks Corporation. Survivors include his wife, Chris, of Junction; a son, Rodney Sanders of Big Spring; three daughters, Tess Scott of Big Foot, Robyn Riggs of Santa Fe, N. Mex., and Gaye Dodd of Odessa; his mother-in-law, Ither Fletcher of Junction; a sister, Charlene Caughey of El Centro, Calif.; two brothers, Richard Sanders and Johnny Sanders, both of Houston; 15 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Donations may be made to the Jay Sanders Memorial Fund at the First State Bank in Junction.

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