Cover photo for Joshua Sanders's Obituary
Joshua Sanders Profile Photo

Joshua Sanders

February 27, 1992 — May 27, 2024

Joshua Sanders

Joshua Forrest Sanders, aged 32, passed away at his home in Dalton, GA, on Monday, May 27, 2024.


Joshua was born on February 27, 1992, in Augusta, GA, to Paul Sanders and Mica French. He grew up as an energetic boy before relocating with his family to Freeville, NY, in 2003. In Freeville, he attended Dryden High School and developed his passions for playing guitar, singing, writing music, video gaming, skiing and skateboarding. Joshua graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and worked in upstate New York before returning to Georgia in 2021. He began a career in social care, motivated by his own experiences.


Joshua will be remembered fondly for his sharp wit, innate kindness, and resilience. He was a cherished son, brother, nephew, cousin, friend and uncle. Much like his father, he was naturally curious and inquisitive, developing a wide range of hobbies. He raised chickens in upstate New York, explored the outdoors up and down the East Coast, travelled abroad with his family, and dabbled in gardening and carpentry. Joshua loved and adored his niece, Penelope, and embraced the joy of being an uncle to Penelope and her brothers, Baylor and Ledger. He and his brothers shared a special bond, providing countless laughs and camaraderie that will be cherished forever.


Joshua is survived by his three brothers: James P. Sanders and his wife Na Lee of London, William A. Sanders of Seattle, WA, and Wesley C. Sanders and his wife Courtney of Rocky Face, GA, along with his grandmother, Melva Miller of Pensacola, FL. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews: Penelope, Baylor, and Ledger. Additionally, Joshua leaves behind his uncle Marc and his wife Linda, his aunt Marci and her husband Andrew, his uncle Earl and his wife Renee, his uncle Glenn, and his cousins Chris, Alan, Jennifer, Brittany, Alec, Nancy, Anslee, Preston, and Harrison. He was predeceased by his mother, Mica, and his father, Paul. 


Funeral services will be held at Woodlawn United Methodist Church in Augusta, Georgia at 2PM on June 22, 2024, with interment to follow at a later date at Sandy Dam United Methodist Church in Walterboro, SC. Additionally, a memorial will be held at Freeville United Methodist Church in Freeville, New York on June 29, 2024 at 2PM.

Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484.  Please sign the guestbook at

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Joshua Sanders, please visit our flower store.

Upcoming Services

Memorial Service

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Woodlawn United Methodist Church

2220 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 1013

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree