Milton (Bubba) Dean Sanders

Milton Sanders

Milton (Bubba) Dean Sanders

July 7, 1938

October 31, 2018

Milton Dean Sanders passed away Wednesday, October 31, surrounded by family at his home in Fairfield. Milton Dean “Bubba”, a childhood nickname, was born July 7, 1938 in North Zulch, Texas to Frank Milton and Emma Glaydene Sanders. One of Milton’s favorite stories was telling everyone how he was born on a kitchen table in North Zulch. At an early age his family moved from North Zulch to Clute, Texas, where he enjoyed growing up with friends and family. In 1956 Milton graduated from Brazosport High School and went on to attend Sam Houston State University. Milton enjoyed a distinguished career of 35 years with The Dow Chemical Company where he made many lifelong friends. His most memorable assignment was working on the emergency response team for train derailments. In this role he traveled extensively across the U.S. coordinating response to emergency and non-emergency derailed tank cars. After retiring from Dow, Milton moved to Fairfield, and lived in a 17 foot travel trailer while he built a barn. After the barn was completed, he and Hazel lived in a section of the barn consisting of one room and a bath for two years. During those two years, they worked hard to complete construction of their permanent home, and finally realized their dream of owning a log home. During his retirement, he enjoyed many hours of camping and fishing at Lake Sam Rayburn. He and Hazel took a road trip to Alaska pulling a travel trailer on the Alaskan Canadian Highway. They also took several cruises to Alaska; a cruise to the Panama Canal and several cruises to various Caribbean ports. At home, Milton enjoyed using his bulldozer to dig ponds and cut trails through the woods on his property. He especially enjoyed his children and grandchildren, and loved

 

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