December 30, 1937 - July 30, 2018

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Saturday, August 4, 2018 10:00 AM Vernon Funeral Home


Visitation Friday, August 3, 2018 from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM at Vernon Funeral Home

Richard Sanders, Jr., 80, of Urbana, passed away Monday, July 30, 2018 in Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus.

He was born December 30, 1937 in West Liberty, the son of Richard "Bus" Sanders and Mary Genevie (Walborn) Higbee. Richard attended Urbana High School and proudly served his country in the United States Navy. Richard retired from Federal Packaging in St. Paris as a winderman. He was a talented woodworker, friend to everyone, and will be sadly missed by everyone who had the chance to know him.

Richard is survived by his wife, Patricia A. (Wright) Sanders; his daughters, Tammy (Mark) Moorman and Kathy (Brian) Boysel; his son, Richard Steven (Pam) Sanders; his grandchildren, Michelle Boysel, Elijah (Jillian) Metherd, Sarah McNeely, Sam (Bobbie) Moorman, Kyle Moorman, Jennifer Gibson and Eric Gibson; his great grandchildren, Maggie, Samantha, Nora and Matthew; his sisters, Sherry (Fred) Myers of Marysville and Janet Kennady of Salyersville, Kentucky; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-7 PM on Friday, August 3, 2018 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 4, 2018 in the funeral home with Rev. Dr. James Van Zile officiating. Entombment will follow in Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Urbana, 401 N. Main St., Urbana, Ohio 43078.

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Kathy Eicher - Aug 2, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to Grandma Pat, and the family. Jeff and Kathy
Everett Suchland - Aug 2, 2018
I'm so sorry to hear of Dick's passing. He was a friend of mine all the way back to when we went to North Ward and he lived on Light Street. Fair winds and a following sea.

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