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Robert "Bob" Sanders

d. December 13, 2021

Mr. Robert "Bob" Sanders, age 78, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Monday, December 13, 2021, at Baptist Health Paducah in Paducah, Kentucky.

He was retired from Alcoa Aluminum in West Lafayette, Indiana; He was also retired from National Guard; He was a Veteran of the United States Army; He was of a member of the Jefferson United Methodist Church in Frankfort, Indiana; He was a member of the Vesta Masonic Lodge #215 F&AM and the Murray Masonic Lodge #105 F&AM; In his service as a Mason he had served as District Deputy, Assistant Grand Tiler and served as Master at both lodges; He was a Kentucky Colonel.

Bob loved to fish and hunt and was an avid golfer; He never saw a child or a dog that he didn't' love.

He was born May 20, 1943, in Indianapolis Indiana to the late Elmer Roscoe Sanders and Emma Nadine Russell Sanders. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his sister, Kay Frances McKey as well as one infant sister; three brothers, Richard Neale Sanders, John Ronald "Ronnie" Sanders and William Franklin "Frank" Sanders.

Bob is survived by his wife, Rowena Sanders, they were married in Orlando Florida on December 22, 1986; one daughter, Mary Angela Rogers of Frankfort, Indiana; one step daughter, Cheryl Lynn White and husband Robert of Nineveh, Indiana; one son, Bradley Dean Sanders of Frankfort, Indiana; one step son, James Lee Garrett and wife Christine of Greenwood, Indiana; one sister, Linda Christenson of Apple Valley, Minnesota; five grandchildren, Katrina Glass and husband Mark, Branden May, Mary Elizabeth Herrick and husband Shawn, Robert Matthew Sanders and Tori Linn Sanders; six step grandchildren, Delena Bumpous and husband Kody, Daniel White, James Garrett and wife Kirsten, Heather Long and husband Brock, Jennifer Harper and husband Brad and Erin Groce and husband Casey; seventeen great grandchildren also survive.

Masonic Rights as well as Military Honors will be performed at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 16, 2021, at the Murray Masonic Lodge. The public is invited to attend. A memorial service will be held later in Frankfort, Indiana.

Expressions of sympathy may be made at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 or Kosairs Charities, P.O. Box 37370, Louisville, Kentucky 40233.

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