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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  • Kristin Steele

    Mr. and Mrs. Sanders,
    My dearest sympathies to you and your family on the loss of Jeff. I had the pleasure of working with Jeff and enjoyed our conversations. He was always kind and had a pleasant way about him. I am grateful to have met him.

  • Sonja Forester

    Please accept my condolences. I had the pleasure of working with Jeff and was saddened by the news of his passing. He was a kind and gentle soul. Rest In Peace Jeff.

  • George and Russell Meers

    Doug and Family,

    Heartbroken to hear of your loss of a son. My deepest sympathy to you all. I never had the good fortune of meeting your young man. As I read the Charlotte paper I can see he was much like his grandfather, Ed, and you, Doug. He accomplished so very much in such a short time. Such a promising, productive future. I know you are very proud of his many achievements. There are no words to describe the depth of your sorrow, but you have many friends who are praying for you all. Peace be with you.

    George in Tampa
    Russell in Charlotte


    Lynn and Doug,
    I am heartbroken to learn of the sudden death of Jeffrey. Although I never had the opportunity to meet Jeffrey, anyone can see he was a handsome, very accomplished, hard-working young man.
    He was blessed to have had your dad, Ed Sanders and you, Doug, to provide the love and guidance he surely had growing up to accomplish as much as he did in such a much too brief life.
    I have no words that can provide you and your family any comfort. You
    have many friends who morn your great loss. You Doug and Lynn are in the thoughts and prayers of so many people who have known you and the Sanders wonderful family over the years.
    My heartfelt condolences to all of the Sanders family. Peace be with you all.

  • Michael P. Poremba

    I am so sorry for the loss of your son. In this time of grief, may the many wonderful memories of Jeffrey help fill your heart with peace, and keep him close to you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Leslie Lash

    Doug, so sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts during this difficult time for your family.

  • 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,


  • 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

  • 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

  • Tom Briggs

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

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