Marvin C. “Slick” Sanders, 85, of Mauriceville, passed away Wednesday, May 29, at his residence. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 3, at First United Methodist Church in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Kevin Brown, pastor of First Baptist Church in Mauriceville. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City, with military honors provided by the Southeast Texas Veterans Group.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Sunday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Crowville, La., on July 30, 1927, Marvin was the son of James Marvin Sanders and Vera O. (McGraw) Sanders. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, and attained the rank of Seaman First Class. He retired from Ameripol Synpol where he was a Control Operator. Marvin was a member of First Baptist Church in Mauriceville, the American Legion, and the American Quarter Horse Association.

Preceded in death by his parents, Marvin is survived by his wife, Media Sanders of Mauriceville; sons, Glen W. Sanders and Donna Wilkerson of Mauriceville, Keith C. Sanders and Mary Ann Jester of Leola, Ar., and Rick Sanders and wife, Sherron of Lumberton; and daughter, Carolyn Beck and husband, Joe of Orangefield.

Marvin is also survived by his grandchildren, Jason Sanders, Sherri Foreman, Eric Justice and Justin Sanders; great-grandchildren, Tyler Sanders, Kali Beck, Tanner Sanders, Hannah Foreman, Austin Sanders and Harli Foreman; brother, Dr. Leon Wayne Sanders of Terre Haute, In.; and sisters, Marilyn Springer of Livingston, and LeJuana Boutte of Bellingham, Wa.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Tyler Sanders, Tanner Sanders, Joe Beck, Jimmie Foreman, Norman Harrison, and Ben Harrison. Honorary Pallbearer will be Austin Sanders.