James Otis Sanders, of Rosston, Arkansas departed this earthly life Sunday, July27, 2014. He was born April 28, 1940 in Rosston, Arkansas the son of Roberta and Leotis Sanders. He lived in Rockford 50 years before moving back to Rosston 10 years ago. He married the former Sandra Jo Mannery in Rockford October 22, 1964, she preceded him in death. He was employed as an assembler by Chrysler Corporation many years before retiring in 2000. He was a member of Harrison Chapel Church in Rosston. He attended Oak Grove High School in Rosston. James leaves to cherish many loving memories, three daughters, Chevette (Larnel) Sanders-Brown, April Sanders, and Chrisshonda (Gerald) Williams, 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; father, Leotis Sanders, one sister Ola (William) Bernel; two brothers, John W. (Thelma) Sanders and Berlin (Betty) Sanders; a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by his wife, and mother, Roberta Sanders. Visitation will be held from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 6, 2014 Carl E. Ponds Funeral Home 2429 W. State St. Graveside service at Sunset Memorial Gardens.