Jeffrey Douglas Sanders

December 31, 2017

CHARLOTTE - Jeffrey Douglas Sanders, age 30, passed away unexpectedly at his home. Jeff, a Charlotte native, was born December 5, 1987, son of Lynn Smith Sanders and Doug J. Sanders.

Jeff grew up in Charlotte and graduated from Myers Park High School in 2006.   He attended the University of South Carolina where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration in 2010. Jeff then obtained his Masters of Science in Accounting from Appalachian State University and went on to earn his CPA designation. He was a lifelong member of Covenant Presbyterian Church.

In addition to his parents, Lynn and Doug Sanders of Charlotte, Jeff is survived by his brother, Sam Sanders and wife, Tanner of Charlotte; nieces, Charlotte and Lawing Sanders; aunt and uncle, Sandy Sanders and Rick Gurunian of Charlotte; aunt and uncle, Mary Anne Koltowich and Jimmy Smith of Kingston, TN; and cousins Jimmy Mortimer, Melissa and James Smith, and Cathy and Scott Field.

Jeff was an avid Carolina Panthers fan, a sports enthusiast and enjoyed physical fitness and spending time with family and friends. Jeff began his professional career as a CPA before recently embarking on a new career in risk management with Dual Commercial.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Covenant Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, online at, or to Covenant Presbyterian Church at 1000 East Morehead Street Charlotte, NC 28204.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at

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  • Belinda Johnson

    Dear Doug & Lynn:
    I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. I know that God will get you through this sad time in your life.
    Sincere Condolences,

  • Rebecca Wagner

    I had the pleasure of meeting Jeff at our Corporate holiday party recently. We had such a great time, shared a lot of laughs and talked a lot about Charlotte. He was helpful with my questions about the area and such a pleasure to be around. I am so sorry about your loss and I am very grateful to have met him.

    God bless,

  • Ann Wozny

    I am so very saddened to hear of your loss. There are no words that I can express to comfort you in the loss of a child. Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers, and I offer my heartfelt condolences.

  • Lynn Wimmer

    My deepest sympathy goes to the family as you struggle through the grief and sadness. Please know that you are in my thoughts.

  • Judy Secor

    My heart goes out to Doug, Lynn and family. Jeffrey was a good man and will be missed so much. You all will remain in our thoughts and prayers.
    Rest In Peace Jeffrey. Much love, Judy Secor


    It is with sincere sympathy, Doug and Lynn, to read of Jeff's passing in today's paper. I am so sorry that you are experiencing this sadness.

    Mary Margaret Meyer and Sons

  • Tom Briggs

    My deepest condolences for your loss. All my thoughts and prayers for some comfort in a devastating situation.

  • Frank & Susan Walsh

    Dear Doug & Lynn, we are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts are breaking for you and your family. You have our deepest sympathy and we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers as we ask God to help you through this very difficult time.
    Frank & Susan

  • Linda Smith

    Dear Lynn and Doug, please accept my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your son Jeff. I will be remembering all of you in my prayers and thoughts during this very sorrowful time. With deepest sympathy, Linda

  • Rachelle Keelan

    Sam, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. There are no words for comfort or to express how sorry I am your family is going through such heartbreak. Jeff was a very nice person. My heart pours out to you and your family and I will continue to pray for peace and healing. May God be with you and your family & friends that are suffering from the passing of Jeff.

    With Heartfelt Sympathy,


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