Robert Sanders
Sunday, 11 August 1935 - Monday, 09 July 2018
Funeral Date:

Sergeant First Class (SFC) (Ret) Robert “Bob” Sanders transitioned to his eternal glory, Monday, July 9, 2018. He was 82. 

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 13, 2018 in the chapel of Sorrells Funeral Home & Crematory in Enterprise.  Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Baptist Cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home & Crematory directing.  Visitation will be Friday beginning at 1:00 p.m. until time of service

Robert was born August 11, 1935 in Brownsville, TN to the late Odell Sanders and Lettie Mae Wills.  He accepted Christ at an early age; most recently attending First United Methodist Church, Daleville, AL. 

He leaves to his cherished memory a loving wife, Mrs. Gwendolyn G. Sanders of 52 years; children:  Keith (Eve) Sanders of Alpharetta, GA, Kimberly Sanders of Alpharetta, GA, Angela (Thomas) Sherrell of Nashville, TN, Cheryl McCory of Jackson, TN and Kenneth Maclin of Memphis, TN.  Eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren; siblings:  O.C. Sanders (deceased), Barbara Sanders of Jackson, TN, Odell Sanders (deceased), Eddie Sue Fouse of Brownsville, TN, Ronald Sanders (deceased), Rhonda Houston of Manassas, VA, Leon Sanders (deceased), Don Sanders of Washington, D.C., Ray Sanders of Ripley, TN, Marcia Patterson of Nashville, TN and Douglas Sanders of Richmond, VA. 

He received his education from George Washington Carver High School.  After high school he served in the military as a paratrooper for three years; then attended Lane College for two years before returning to the military.  He served a total of 24 years, which included duties in Korea, Germany and two tours of duty in the Vietnam War.  He received numerous medals for accomplished service and acts of valor.  He retired from active duty, Fort Eustis, VA in 1976.  After retiring from the military, he worked for the Department of Defense and retired as a training instructor.

Affectionately known as Tennessee Red, he loved driving and repairing automobiles, blues music and socializing with friends.  He was quick to lend a hand to a person in need and will always be known for his quick wit and sense of humor.  He leaves a host of family, friends, and loved ones and will be dearly missed.



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  • Clay Townsend
  • Wednesday, 11 July 2018

God ain't through with you yet. The Family and friends will miss you on your vacation with the Angels. The time you, Jack and spent together will be remembered. The great ones has other work to do, aaa know you are going to finish your job. Remember: GOD AIN'T THRUGH WITH YOU YET!

  • Johnie & Audrey Johnson
  • Friday, 13 July 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Sanders family. My the Lord provide you with comfort during this trying time.
  • Vallie B. Dean
  • Friday, 13 July 2018
At this time of sorrow,
may these truths sustain you...
Your loved one will always
be as close as a memory,
and the God of all comfort
will always be as
close as a prayer.
Praying for friends to comfort you,
faith to uphold you,
and loving memories
to help you smile again.
  • william holley
  • Saturday, 14 July 2018
My deepest and most sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Sanders family. Praying your continued blessings and comfort from the Lord during your time of loss. Earth has no sorrow that heaven can't heal. In God we believe and trust.
  • Garrett Cole
  • Saturday, 14 July 2018
I send my deepest condolences.

May God comfort you in your time of need.
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