LeRoy Newton Sanders, 94, of Taylorville, passed away on May 19, 2014 at 5:15 p.m. at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville, IL. He was born on July 27, 1919 in Nokomis, IL; the son Jasper Newton and Jessie (Wilson) Sanders. He married Roberta Hayes on November 9, 1940 in Ramsey, IL. She preceded him in passing on May 18, 2014. He was a Farmer and a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Taylorville, IL.
He is survived by his daughter: Sandra (Rick) Kaiser of Taylorville, IL; grandchildren: Ronda (Brent) Thomas, Kim Gobble and Aaron Copeland; great grandchildren: Jake, Blake, Josh, Maddison, Brayden, Jared, Bayli and McKinlee; brother: Burel Sanders; sister: LaVeda Hicks. He was preceded in passing by his parents, brothers: Oral Sanders and Cledis Sanders; sisters: Beatrice Hicks and Blanche Cearlock.
A combined visitation for Mr. Sanders and his wife Roberta will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.at the Grace Baptist Church in Taylorville, IL. Funeral Services for Mr. and Mrs. Sanders will be held at 11:00 a.m.on Friday, May 23, 2014 at the Grace Baptist Church in Taylorville, IL with Pastor Gerald McPhillips officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. Military Honors for Mr. Sanders will be conducted by American Legion Post #73, AMVETS Post #29, VFW Post #4495 and the Illinois National Guard Funeral and Honors Detail.
Memorials may be made to the Grace Baptist Church, 900 Northern Ave., Taylorville, IL 62568
Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, Illinois
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