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Howard "Bud" SandersHoward Earl âBudâ Sanders, 79, passed away Thursday, January 5, at Reid Hospital.
He was born May 18, 1932 in Brownsville, Indiana to Clifford B. and Martha Lucile McQuiston Sanders. He graduated from Brownsville High School in 1950.
He was a US Marine Corps veteran who served during the Korean War. From 1968-1990, he owned and operated Sanders Implement in Richmond and farmed his entire life until retiring in 1999. Bud was a licensed pilot and held his instrument rating until 1981. He never met a stranger and could strike up a conversation on anything and loved talking about family and farming. He came to know the Lord as his Savior and practiced his Christian faith daily through serving at his church home, First Baptist Church in Richmond, and volunteering as a mentor by coaching Upward Basketball and volunteering at Reid Hospital. He was a former member of the Centerville Lions Club and current member of the Eaton Lions Club. He was also a member of American Legion Post #215 in Eaton.
Bud will be missed by his daughter and son-in-law. Teresa and Steve Goodbar, Durham, NC; sons, Steven Sanders, Franklin, NC; Larry Sanders and his wife, Dawn, Raleigh, NC; step-daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Roger Henegar, Eaton, OH and Sharon and Sanford Kimmel, Toledo, OH; step-sons and daughters-in-law, David, III and Barb Posey, Seminole, Florida and Gary and Linda Posey, Eaton, OH; the mother of his children, Dorothy Schafer, Raleigh, NC; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Manes, Los Angeles, CA; Ruth Downey, Idaho; Mary Wade, Salem, OR; Doris Conrad and her husband, Jerry, Connersville; brother, John Sanders, Sarasota, FL; and several nieces and nephews.
Bud was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Patricia Sanders, in 2001 and sister, Martha Jean Bullard, in 2010.
A funeral ceremony will be conducted by Pastor James Spon at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10 at the First Baptist Church, 1601 South A Street, Richmond. Interment with military rites will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery in Eaton.
Family & friends may gather for visitation from 11 a.m. â 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 10 at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the First Baptist Church Building Fund or Gideons International.
Terri - I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. My sympathies are with your and your family during this time.
Melinda Haithcock Jan 11 2012 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss of Howard, Dad, Grandpa. Remembering and praying for all the family at this time and in the coming days ahead. I am thankful I got to know him as he visited his family in NC. He was a Christian and you can rest in peace knowing he is with his Lord in Heaven. Love to you all.
Sandra Talley Jan 10 2012 12:00 AM
Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4 KJV There''s so little we can say to take away your sadness but in his own words, the Lord has promised you comfort. May you find peace through him. On behalf of the Whitewater Valley Detachment Marine Corps League we send our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Whitewater Valley Marine Corps League Jan 10 2012 12:00 AM
Terri and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers during this difficult time. I'm glad you were able to spend time together over the holidays. Kristen
Kristen Shamblin Jan 10 2012 12:00 AM
Jen, Steve, Larry, Terri and family -
We are so sorry for the loss of your grandpa/dad... We will pray for you and the family today and in the upcoming weeks/months as you deal with his loss. I know that you all know he is in a much better place but I know he will be missed!!
Thinking of you,
Keith and Deborah
Deborah Brock Jan 10 2012 12:00 AM
Howard was a fine gentleman and will be greatly missed. I always enjoyed his conversations at the local auctions. My condolences to you and your family.
Horace Jan 10 2012 12:00 AM
Terri - I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. My heart goes out to you and the family. Your Dad is in a better place and he will no longer be in pain.
Bobbie Hall Jan 9 2012 12:00 AM
To Howard "Bud"s family, Bud played an important role in some many lives. I know he was loved by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kent Henry Jan 9 2012 12:00 AM
Terri and Family, Jack and I want to send our condolencs and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. While we know that we will all be reunited when Jesus calls us home, it still makes saying good-bye at this time difficult. It''''''''''''''''s wonderful that you had an opportunity to be with him over the Holidays. Cling to the GOOD memories!
Jean Burkard Jan 9 2012 12:00 AM
Howard Family- May you know that Howard will be missed. He has been a part of our church family and sunday school class. Our class has given 5 Gideon Bibles in memory of Howard. We pray for peace and comfort for your family.
June Green - Bible Book Sunday School Class Secretary Jan 9 2012 12:00 AM