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Daily Oklahoman, The 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 

Leo C. Sanders was born in Union City, Oklahoma (south of El Reno), April 2, 1894. He died in Oklahoma City on December 22, 1980, his wife, Jessie, having predeceased him.


Leo C. Sanders died Dec 22 at Bellview Nursing Home. Born at Union City, OK, April 2, 1894 and later moved to Verden with his father and 2 younger brothers. He worked his way through college at University of Oklahoma, graduating with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1979. A veteran of WW I and after discharge entered into the heavy construction business. Among his many engineering and building achievements for his work during the year years of downtown OKC on buildings such as the YMCA, Post Office, Ramsey Tower, Skivin Tower and  ____ Skirvin Hotel. He also elevated the Santa Fe Railroad through downtown OKC and completed in in relation to the Grand River Dam, Fort Supply Dam was the prim contractor on the Douglass Assembly Pant in OKC during WW II.

Attended St. Luke's Methodist Church. Member of the Acacia Fraternity, 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the OKC Gold & Country Club. 

His wife Jessie preceded him in death.

Survived by a daughter Glory Ann, one son, Jay C. Sanders; 2 grandchildren, Christopher John Sanders and Jay Carl Sanders, Jr. all of OKC.

Services will be Tues 2.30 pm Hahn Cook, Street & Draper Chapel. Burial in Memorial Park.


His obituary in the December 23, 1980, Oklahoman says


Among his many engineering and building accomplishments, he will be remembered for his work during the early years of downtown Oklahoma City and buildings such as the YWCA, Post Office, Montgomery Wards, Ramsey Tower, Skirvin Tower and tunnel to the Skirvin Hotel.




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