ROBERT “BOB” J. SANDERS, 91, went to be with Jesus on Sunday, July 26, 2020. Bob was born on May 5, 1929, in Conrad, Iowa, to Walter and Adeline Sanders. After graduating high school, he proudly served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years, which included the Korean War. After retiring from the USAF, Bob raised a family with his first wife, Barbara Sanders, and worked as a plant engineer for many years in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After Barbara lost her battle with cancer, Bob fully retired and moved to central Arkansas where he met and married Margarette “June” Sanders, enjoying many years together until June also lost her fight with cancer in 2017.
Bob was an active member of North Hills Baptist Church in Sherwood and became a deacon who loved to serve God and His people. He also loved spending time with his family and the North Hills “lunch bunch” as well as fishing and playing dominoes. He valued companionship while also being independent, and he enjoyed a meal with friends and family but never ate leftovers. Bob was a good man who could remember everything and fix anything. Most importantly, Bob had his sights set on God, so while he is missed here on earth, he is secure in the Lord.
Bob was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Sanders; second wife, June Sanders; brothers, Ray Sanders and Harold Sanders; and sister, Donna Jean Lyman.
Bob leaves to cherish his memory his son, David Sanders (Sally), and daughter Ruth Morris (Michael); his grandchildren Amy Powers (Josh), Timothy Sanders, Robin Crawford (Michael), Luke Sanders, and Matthew Morris (Stacie); and his great-grandchildren Walter Powers, Elizabeth Powers, Charlie Powers, Patrick Crawford, Jack Crawford, Dante Morris, and Kingsley Morris.
Bob’s life will be celebrated at a viewing on Thursday, July 30, at 6 p.m. at North Hills Baptist Church in Sherwood followed by a funeral service on Friday, July 31, at 9:00 a.m. also at North Hills Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to North Hills Baptist Church.
Arrangements are entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400