Howard 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.