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Mr. Frank “Grady” William Sanders, age 72, of Peachtree City, passed away October 14, 2018.
Mr. Sanders was born on July 2, 1946 to the late Clifford and Iva Sanders. He grew up in Francesville, IN alongside his two brothers and two sisters. Upon graduation from high school, Mr. Sanders join the United States Army and bravely served our country for 15 years. Mr. Sanders fought of the front lines while on his two tours during the Vietnam War. Mr. Sanders was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (1st OLC), Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal (2D), .45 Caliber Pistol Expert Badge, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry W/Palm, and M-16 Rifle Sharpshooter Badge.
Mr. Sanders spent much of his life in Monticello, IN. He was a self-taught painter. He collected 33 records he used as his canvases for scenery paintings. He also enjoyed reading drama books. Mr. Sanders was a wonderful Grandpa who loved his grandchildren. He was also fond of his animals, particularly his lap companion, Bugsy. He was a jokester and a good man. Mr. Sanders was married to his wife, Ruth, in 1994. The couple spent many happy years together. He was always sweet and helpful to his wife.
Along with his parents, Mr. Sanders was preceded in death by his brother, Louis Sanders, sister, Corine Cory and special pets, Digby and Fluffy. He is survived by his loving wife: Ruth Ann Sanders; brother: Ronald (Sherri) Sanders of Remington, IN; sister: Juana (John) Sage of Florida; daughter and son-in-law: Teresa and Darcy Bennett of Peachtree City; grandchildren: Taylor Johns, Hunter Johns and Kayden Bennett; daughter: Lori Jane Sanders Hilton; grandchildren: Samantha Jacoby Deck and Kyle Bradley Deck; great-grandson: Zeppelin James Deck; several nieces and nephews; beloved cat: Bugsy.
A Memorial Service will be held in Indiana at later date. The Sanders family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 1086 Highway 54 West, Fayetteville.