Richard Sanders

Mr. Sanders was born on March 17, 1929, to Ophir Thaddeus and Louise Sweatt Sanders. He attended Troy High School, where he graduated in 1947. He then went on to attend Castle Heights Military Academy from 1947 to 1948. He married Catherine “Kitty” Kendall on Oct. 6, 1951. He graduated from the University of Louisville in 1956. He was a veteran serving with the 123rd Fighter Bomber Wing during the Korean conflict from 1950 to 1952. He was employed by Southern Bell Telephone Co., South Central Bell Telephone Co., and retired from AT&T on Aug. 21, 1984, with 35 years of service. He was a member of The Rotary Club, president in both Middlesboro, Ky., and St. Matthews, Ky. He was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a member of the Troy Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine Belle Kendall “Kitty” Sanders; daughters, Elizabeth Kay Sanders, Debra Faith, MJ Mueller and Susan Baxter; sister, Jo Doris Bennett; brother, David Sanders; grandchildren, Aaron and Christine Mueller, Andrew and Lizzy Mueller, Jennifer and Tony Claspill and Jeremy and Delayne Faith; and great-grandchildren, Charolette Mueller, Thomas Mueller, Ava Mueller, Sophie Mueller, Taylor Claspill, Justin Claspill, Emmie Faith and Madison Faith.
He was preceded in death by parents, Ophir and Louise Sanders; and brother, Bill Sanders.
The Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements. There will be no services or visitation.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Lourdes Hospice, 911 Joe Clifton Drive, Paducah, KY 42001.
The family would like to thank the staff at Lourdes Hospital (especially Angel and the entire staff on the 5th and 7th floor) and at Parkview Rehabilitation Center (Brad, Janet, Susan, Diane, Susan, Gabe, Lynn, Melissa, the PT Team and the caring staff) in Paducah, Ky., for their kindness and consideration. We are very sure that Richard felt your kindness.
You may leave a message, light a candle or share a song tribute for the family at www.milnerandorr.com.

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