He was born July 2, 1933, the son of James B. and Gladys (Robison) Sanders.
Sandy joined the United States Air Force in 1952. He served during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1954. Mr. Sanders worked as a carpenter for many years. He was a member of the carpenters union in Terre Haute and the Bee Ridge Congregational Church.
In his free time, he enjoyed watching NASCAR, playing pool and hanging out with friends.
He will be remembered as having a wonderful sense of humor.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Bonnie Wilson, Jessie Baysinger and Hazel Sanders.
Survivors include his daughters Debbie L. and (Rick) Eveland and Laurie Ann (Dave) Nees; sons Rick L. Sanders (Deb), Sandy L. Sanders (Kim), Jeff A. Sanders (Becki), and Michael J. Sanders, grandchildren Beth Ann, Jason, Tina, Justin and Brandy, great-grandchildren Taylor, Brenya, Kaidyn, Trinity and Branson, brothers Tom Sanders, South Bend, and Ken Sanders (Sharon), and Bill Sanders, both of Brazil, as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Cremation services have been requested. Memorial services at Bee Ridge Cemetery are pending.
French Funeral Home has been entrusted with his care.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.