Saturday, January 8, 2011

Robert "Bob" Sanders

Mr. Robert P. (Bob) Sanders, age 85, of Fayette, passed away Friday January 7, 2011 at the Fayette Long Term Care Center. Funeral services for Mr. Sanders will be Sunday, January 9, 2011 at the Fayette First United Methodist Church with Rev. Bryan Sisson officiating. Burial will follow at the Fayette City Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday at the Fayette First United Methodist Church from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00p.m..

Mr. Sanders was born in Fayette, Alabama on September 12, 1925, the son of the late Sam J. Sanders, Sr. and Loudell Smith Sanders. A life-long resident of Fayette, Mr. Sanders served his country in the United States Army and later in the United States Air Force. He returned home and worked as an insurance agent for many years with The Sanders Agency and Prudential Insurance Company and retired in 1983. Active in Civic and community organizations, he was a long-time member of the Fayette Exchange Club and an active member of the Chamber of Commerce, particularly in promoting and recruiting of industry. He was one of the oldest members of the Fayette First United Methodist Church, serving on the Finance Committee, Pastor-Parish committee, and Administrative Board. Mr. Sanders also served on the City Beautifiction Committee. Mr. Sanders served for 32 years on the Fayette Gas Board and received a plaque from the Fayette Gas Board for his dedicated service on the Board of Directors. He received a resolution from the State of Alabama House of Representatives for his public service. He received the Alabama Public Service Commissions Gas Pipeline Safety Distinguished Service Award.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Sam J. Sanders, Jr. and William E. (Bill) Sanders.

He is survived by: his wife, Betty S. Sanders of Fayette,; his sister-in-law, Gwendolyn S. Sanders of Fayette, and brother-in-law, Dr. Henry Allen Spies of Leonard, Tx.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Dodson, Alva Grimsely, Herb Lowe, Charles Langley, Chuck Langley, Theron Nolen, Harlan Prater, III and Milborn Savage, Jr..

Memorials are suggested to the Fayette First United Methodist Church.

Norwood Chapel Funeral Home in Fayette directing.