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Big Sandy Remembers One Of Their Own

An East Texas community is remembering one of their own, Terrance Jamar Sanders, 22 killed in a motorcycle accident Monday night.   Sanders was driving the motorcycle when he somehow lost control and was thrown from the bike. 

His smile, his outgoing personality and his willingness to help others is what Sander's family hopes people will remember about the man everyone called T.J.

"Just a good hearted person, loving," said Shawana Johnson, T.J.,'s mother. "He loved everyone, everybody. He never met a stranger."

"His smile, his help and that you know, he was the world to everybody," said Dayleon Sanders, T.J.'s brother. T.J. grew up in Big Sandy with his mom and three brothers. In high school he was a star football player.  

"He loved it," said Johnson. "I mean he just loved the game. Loved his players, they just all got along good." Scott Callaway was T.J.'s football coach in high school. Callaway who now coaches for Gladewater says T.J. is the type of football player a coach never forgets.

"A lot of coaches on staff would tell you he came to practice everyday, worked hard," said Callaway. "Great positive attitude. Just a kid you enjoyed being around at practices and at games. Big Sandy was fortunate to call him one of their own."   T.J. was not just a good football player, but an excellent student as well.

"A, B honor roll every year," said Johnson. After high school, T.J. Attended a technical school in Houston, but came back to Big Sandy, the place his family says he loved.

"Embrace the memories that he will leave with us in Big Sandy," said Johnson. "He's gone, but not forgotten." The funeral for T.J. Sanders will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the Big Sandy High School Auditorium. T.J.'s family says they want to share his funeral with the entire community.   Sanders is just one of four young adults killed in a motor vehicle accident in Big Sandy in the past year.

Molly Reuter, reporting. mreuter@kltv.com

 

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