Wayne Emerson Sanders Sr.,
of Hazelwood, MO, passed away Saturday, February 5, 2022, at the age of 88. Beloved husband of Evelyn Sanders; cherished son of the late Charles Wesley and Lillie Sanders. Devoted father of Wayne (Sara) Sanders, Jr. and Wes (Diane) Sanders; loving grandfather of Amanda Martin, Elizabeth Sanders, and Joshua Paul Sanders; preceded in death by five brothers and sisters.
Wayne dedicated his life to serving the public and his country in the U.S. Army, U. S. Air Force National Guard and as a firefighter at Hazelwood Fire Department for 26 years. His final rank at Hazelwood was Captain and Tech Sergeant and assistant Fire Chief for the Air National Guard Fire Department. He was instrumental in organizing toy drives for the fire department. He started the training coordinates which became the fire academy. He loved collecting fire department patches and lighters. Wayne was a member of the Mules. He was a well-known squirrel terrorist. Wayne was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Memorials may be made in Wayne's name to the BackStoppers Inc.Baue Funeral Homes is currently following CDC recommendations regarding mask and social distancing policies.