LeRoy Newton Sanders, 94, of Taylorville, IL, passed away on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 5:15 p.m. at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville, IL.
He was born on July 27, 1919 in Nokomis, IL; the son of Jasper Newton and Jessie (Wilson) Sanders. He married Roberta Hayes on November 9, 1940 in Ramsey, IL. She preceded him in passing on May 18, 2014. He was a Farmer and a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Taylorville, IL. Mr. Sanders was a United States Army veteran.
He is survived by his daughter, Sandra (Rick) Kaiser of Taylorville, IL; grandchildren: Ronda (Brent) Thomas, Kim Gobble and Aaron Copeland; great-grandchildren: Jake, Blake, Josh, Maddison, Brayden, Jared, Bayli and McKinlee; brother, Burel Sanders; and sister, LaVeda Hicks. He was preceded in passing by his parents, brothers: Oral Sanders and Cledis Sanders; and sisters: Beatrice Hicks and Blanche Cearlock.
A combined visitation and funeral for Mr. Sanders and his wife Roberta will be held. Visitation will be Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Grace Baptist Church in Taylorville, IL. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 23, 2014 at the Grace Baptist Church in Taylorville, IL with Pastor Gerald McPhillips officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, with military graveside honors conducted by American Legion Post 73, AmVets #29, VFW Post 4495 and The Illinois National Guard Funeral and Honors Detail.
Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL. Sign the online guestbook at www.suttonmemorialhome.com.