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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Obituary - Dennis Evan Sanders

Dennis Evan Sanders, 41, of Belton, MO, met his untimely death on the morning of Tuesday, April 6th 2021 after a valiant three week long battle with COVID-19 and related complications.

A visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Dr. Raymore, Missouri 64083. A funeral services will be held for Dennis immediately following at 6:00 p.m.

Dennis was born on Monday, February 4th, 1980, in Springfield, MO. Raised by Linda and Steve Spence in Belton, MO; he was the oldest and most mischievous of three ornery boys.

Dennis graduated from Belton High in 1998, where he developed passions for football, martial arts, music, racing, and discovered his talents for electrical vocation. Also, while in high school, Dennis met former wife Tina Lehnherr. The two started their family and were married on September 18th 1999. Together they had three beautiful girls, Danielle, Candice and Linsey Sanders.

Dennis became an electrical apprentice through the Associated Builders and Contractors Electricians School, and eventually received his Master Electrician License, and formed Genesis 1 Electric, Inc.

Outside of work Dennis pursued his other passions, concentrating on building/racing cars, and martial arts - eventually earning a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and coaching classes at Ground Zero BJJ and Self Defense Gym.

Dennis was remarried to Jodi Sanders on January 13th 2020. Their time together was brief, but full of adventure.

Dennis was preceded in death by his grandparents, and cousins Jimmy Splain, and Mike Hamilton. Dennis is survived by his wife Jodi Sanders, daughters Danielle, Candice, and Linsey Sanders, stepchildren Jayden and Emma Upton, former wife Tina Lehnherr, parents Linda and Steve Spence, brothers Kenny and Derek Spence, and half-sister Angela Allison.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Special Olympics Missouri, 305 Special Olympics Dr., Jefferson City, Missouri 65101.