Veteran Clinton educator has died

Sandra ClarkAnderson, Obits

James F. “Jim” Sanderson, 78, passed away May 9, 2024, after a life of service to children and residents of Clinton, Tennessee. He was assistant superintendent at Clinton City Schools for 28 of his 39 years in education.

“He was committed to knowing each employee and fostering relationships that would last a lifetime. He was a leader that put students first, led by example, and never asked anyone to do something he wasn’t willing to do himself. He knew the schools inside and out and over his tenure was able to have a profound impact on students and teachers alike,” according to his obituary.

He retired in 2009, but he never stopped serving the schools or his community. In 2020, he received a proclamation from the city of Clinton for his dedicated service as an educator and community leader.

Jim leaves behind his loving and devoted wife of 56 years Dolores Sanderson and their children and extended family. The full obituary is here. His Celebration of Life will be from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2024, at First Baptist Church, 225 N. Main St., Clinton.

The family asks that donations be made to the James Sanderson Memorial Fund, from which a grant will be awarded annually to Clinton City School. Donations can be dropped off at any location of Knoxville Teachers Federal Credit Union.

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