D. Perry Sanders, 74, of Mauriceville died Wednesday Aug. 13,  at his residence.

He was a lifelong paint and body mechanic. He previously owned PS Paint and Body Shop in Port Arthur. He loved to fish, watch races and football. He will be fondly remembered for his love and desire to help others in any way he could.

He is preceded in death by his father Athel P. Sanders; mother Marjorie (Sanders) Garrett; sisters Shirley Broussard and Mary Kilmer; daughter Ima Jean Sanders and previous wife Betty Jo Sanders.

He is survived by his wife Marcella Sanders, daughters Deborah Sanchez and husband Oscar, Lori Duke, and husband Mike, and Marilyn Sanders, all of Nederland; five stepchildren, Gail Askew, Gary Hillyer, Sheila Biles, Tammie Isbell and Garland Hillyer; sisters Jewel Griffith (Danny) of Portland, Flo Peveto of Orange, Mildred Loe (Jr) of Vidor and Madeline Adcock (Randy) of Vidor; four grandchildren April Wiggins, Jerod Sheffield, Tyler Sheffield, Amy Clopton; five great grandchildren and numerous other family.

Visitation is at 1:00 pm, and memorial at 2:00 pm, at Caney Creek Church, 604 Evangeline Dr. Vidor, Saturday Aug. 16.