Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Johnny Ray Sanders Memorial
Johnny Ray Sanders Memorial

Johnny Ray Sanders

Johnny Ray Sanders

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

Johnny Ray Sanders, born March 12, 1978 in Mount Vernon, WA died unexpectedly July 18, 2015 at age 37.  John, also known as Johnboy, traveled residences between Alaska and Skagit County.

Started out rambunctious and never slowed down, he had a very kind heart and unique sense of humor.  He had a love for art, very talented in drawing and instruments without a lesson.  He took up welding and mastered that as well.  Johnboy loved his family and kids.

He is survived by his father, Harry Sanders; mother and stepfather, Jan and Larry Hawk; sisters, Tonya Cabe, Jamie Perkins and Darla Smalley; brother, Louis Sanders; sons, Riley Gerard, Jeffrey Clark, Jacob Sanders and Schyler Atchley; daughters, Caitlyn Sanders and Vanessa Floyd; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm, Sunday, August 23, 2015, at the Bingham Park on Cook Road in Sedro-Woolley.  Donations for funeral expenses for Johnny may be made to the Lemley donation account at any Skagit Bank. 


  • ron

    just cant grasp u being gone, but I must realize its true..iam going to miss u buddy and the good times we had back in the late 90s

  • Tonya Melton

    Johnboy loved to laugh, loved family get togethers and loved to hug. His never ending comedian skit, and once him and I got started it was never a rated G, but our pour children endured our sense of humor. He ornery at times and I got my first bloody nose from him. I was chased with jars of those big fat spiders when I threatened to tell mom about his choice of magazines down under the bridge of muddy creek. Oh the fights we had, but if anyone ever messed with him I was always right there to protect just like I am now. A lot of my memories with Johnboy involved my brother Louis, my cousin Joe, Jamie , Missy and Candice beins our mothers are Twins. I remember how excited he got about things. We had a camp trip planned the weekend he passed and a fishing trip sat am the morning of his passing, I cancelled the camp trip since I had numerous of emergencies that week.. For that I am sorry, all he wanted to do is go fishing. I should have not cancelled on you Brother but I promise I will take you fishing one day. I miss you we were just getting started again, and I just want one more day with you!! till we meet again…


  • Sedro Woolley

    Johnny use to come over all the time and we would always laugh and joke around when we were younger. He was always full of energy. He will be missed. And he truely loved his family.