Monday, February 11, 2019 11:00 AM First Baptist Church
Visitation Sunday, February 10, 2019 from 2:00 PM-5:00 PM at Vernon Funeral Home
Jeffrey C. "Jeff" Sanders, 54 of Urbana, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, February 5, 2019 in Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
He was born June 24, 1964 in Albany, GA. Jeff was a 1982 graduate of Urbana High School and received his bachelor's degree in business administration from the Ohio State University.
He was employed for over 20 years at his family's business in Urbana; Sanders Sales and Service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church Urbana.
Jeff was a 4th degree black belt in Shotokan Karate and was a teacher for more than 10 years. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Lisa (Charles) Sanders; his parents, Charles R. and Beatrice L. (Castle) Sanders; his children, A.J. (Jamie) Sanders, Bishop Sanders and Mary Rose Sanders (fiancé, Kyle Willis); grandchildren, Madalynn, Skylar, Hunter and Charlie; sister, Kimberly (Phillip) Schaeffer and her children, Jake, Becca, Mickie and Gabe; his father-in-law, Jerry Charles and sister-in-law, Annette Charles (Markus VanMeter).
He is preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Kay Charles.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, February 10, 2019 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 11, 2019 in the First Baptist Church Urbana with Pastor Brian Wonn officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to The ALS Association, Central & Southern Ohio Chapter, 1170 Old Henderson Rd., Suite 221, Columbus, Ohio 43220
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com
Sheila ( Nolte) Good - Feb 10, 2019
Sending my deepest sympathies and hugs to you Lisa and the entire Sanders family
Bailey Norton - Feb 10, 2019
My deepest condolences to Bishop and his family. Your father treated me like one of his own children whenever I was around, and was always quick with a smile or joke. He was also the only person I knew whom could drink more coffee than Bishop and still complain of being tired. May you find eternal peace and happiness, and may you watch over the beautiful family you raised. You are missed and you are loved.
Stephanie Bowen - Feb 9, 2019
Lisa, words are not enough. All my love to you and yours. Strangely enough, I remember riding bikes with you and your sister to meet Jeff at the school when we were in junior high. Loved you then, love you now.
Carla (Brake) Swank - Feb 7, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss, and am praying for your family!
Jennifer (Kelley) Powell - Feb 7, 2019
Dear Lisa and family, so sorry for your loss. Anytime I think of Jeff I smile. You’re in my thoughts and prayers. I went to high school with Jeff.
Malcolm Phipps - Feb 7, 2019
It is with a great sadness and a heavy heart that I am going to miss my dear friend Jeff Sanders. I know Jeff is now with the Lord and I pray sincerely that we will be together again one day, where we can share a glass of rum and a few M&M’s once more.
Jeff was not only a great karate man and instructor but a wonderful friend who I stayed with and his family in his home in Urbana, Ohio many, many times. I feel a huge hole has appeared in my personal life and I will miss him greatly and his wonderful sense of humour. We had some fantastic times together and my love, condolences and best wishes go to his lovely wife, Lisa and to his son Bishop, to his daughter Mary Rose and to his other son AJ and of course to all his family and friends.
A sad, sad day and all in Seishinkai Shotokan Karate International send their deepest love and condolences. RIP Jeff.
Sharon Callicoat Wallace - Feb 7, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Prayers to your family.
Sandra - Feb 7, 2019
My condolences to the family. Please be comforted by the Bibles promise of the resurrection. Acts 24:15, John 5:28,29.
Danny Pierson - Feb 6, 2019
Lisa, kids and family, so sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. May the peace and comfort of our Savior surround you all.
Leah M. Moody - Feb 6, 2019
Lisa so sorry to read of your loss. Please know our whole family is thinking of you.
Karen Martin - Feb 6, 2019
I am so very sorry to hear about Jeff. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.