Kenneth Wayne Sanner, 60, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021, in Oklahoma City. Kenneth was born October 17, 1960 in Marlow, Oklahoma to Winferd and Johnnie Sanner. He began attending school at Woodrow Wilson in Duncan before the family moved to Velma. Kenneth graduated from and met the love of his life, Judy Bartling, at Velma-Alma High School. After high school he attended Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology for diesel mechanics in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. After graduation, Kenneth returned to Velma and married Judy. Together they raised three biological children and took in countless others. Kenneth resided in Stephens County the rest of his life.
Kenneth was a business owner. He started his career working for his dad at Sanner Pipe and Salvage at the age of 18, eventually becoming co-owner of the family business with his brother Larry Sanner. Throughout his life, Kenneth went on to own multiple businesses in a large spectrum of services. In 2014, he considered retirement, but quickly found out that wasn’t for him. Instead, he joined the security team at Chisholm Trail Casino, after the loss of Judy. He served there until 2019 when he returned to help his son with a new business venture.
Kenneth loved people and truly never met a stranger. His pride and joy were his grandchildren Avalyn Ann Roundtree and Tobias James Roundtree of Ardmore and Kendrick Raydan Sanner of Newcastle/Marlow and Andy Strong and Abby Strong of Marlow.
He loved to help others, often working on others cars and equipment for nothing in return. At the age of 48, Kenneth enlisted in CLEET training to become a reserve police officer for the Town of Velma, where he served for many years until his passing. When he wasn’t helping others, Kenneth loved riding motorcycles as a member of the Moose and Blue Knights Motorcycle Clubs.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Judy Sanner.
He is survived by his son Kenny Don Sanner and wife Jennifer of Marlow, daughter Raychel Sanner and wife Sara Norton-Sanner of Albuquerque, NM, daughter Amanda Roundtree and husband Trey of Ardmore, sister Linda Brooksher and husband Keith of Duncan, sister Brenda Wyler and husband Russ of Velma, brother Larry Sanner and wife Cindy of Velma, along with countless nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
Visitation is Tuesday, February 23, 5:00-7:00P.M. at Whitt Funeral Home. Graveside service will be Wednesday, February 24, 2:00P.M. in the New Velma Cemetery with Billy Morgan officiating. Pallbearers include friends: Bruce Lynn, Rick Barrington, Troy Castor, Mike Allred, Les Presgrove, Dale Reynolds, Jerry Bartling and David Bloodworth. Honorary bearers will include: Jack Bartling, Jess Bartling and employees and friends of Sanner Pipe and Salvage, Wildhorse Waste Services and The Chisholm Trail Casino. Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kenneth Sanner Memorial Scholarship fund at 1nb Velma.
Online condolences can be made at www.whittfh.com.
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