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Orban Eugene "Gene" Sanders II

June 1, 1953 — July 15, 2022

Orban Eugene “Gene” Sanders II of Lindsay was born on June 1, 1953 in Lawton, Oklahoma to Orban “Speck” and Cletis (Medrano) Sanders. He passed from this life on Friday, July 15, 2022 in Oklahoma City at the age of 69.

Gene was a 1971 graduate of Eisenhower High School in Lawton and he also obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Cameron University. He married Becky Keiningham on June 2, 1973 in Lawton, Oklahoma and to this union four children were born. He loved his family and spending time with them. Gene was the Music Minister at First Baptist Church, Lindsay for 23 of his 48 years in the Music Ministry. He loved singing, ministering, and sharing the Lord with other people. He enjoyed playing and watching golf and other sports, especially when he could share them with his youth. Gene will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Becky of the home.
Son, Matthew Sanders (Lindsey) of Tecumseh; daughters: Amy Vanderveer (Todd) of Midland, Texas; Allison Petty (Stacy) of Oklahoma City; and Alicia Belcher (Shelby) of Piedmont.
Grandchildren: Brady Petty, Olivia Vanderveer, Emerson Vanderveer, Grayson Petty, Addison Vanderveer, and Hallie Belcher.
Brother-in-law, W. C. Keiningham (Martha) of Williams, Arizona.
Niece, Vonda Holbrook (Kent) of Inola.
Stepbrother, DeeWayne Howeth (Rebecca) of Broken Arrow; and stepsister, Sharon Onley (Ken) of Edmond and numerous cousins.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Orban “Speck” and Cletis Sanders.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, July 23, 2022 at the First Baptist Church, Lindsay with Rev. Nick Johnson officiating with services under the direction of John W. Williams of Winans Funeral Home, Maysville, Oklahoma. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at

Gene's services will be broadcast LIVE on FACEBOOK at: First Baptist Church of Lindsay, Oklahoma.

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