Meridian Star

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May 22, 2013

Robert Curtis Sanders, Sr. (Lt. Col. Retired)

MERIDIAN —     Services for Lt. Col. Robert Curtis Sanders, Sr. will be held Friday, May 24, 2013, at 2 p.m., at Trinity Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery with Robert Barham Family Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

    Mr. Sanders, 86, of Meridian, died Monday, May 20, 2013, at his residence. He was an officer in the United States Army for twenty-four and one half years. He served in World War II and as a Battery Commander in the Korean Conflict and First Airborne Division battalion commander in the Vietnam Conflict. He earned a Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and other commendations. Upon retirement in 1970, he taught history and government at Meridian High School for eleven years.

    A man of many talents he enjoyed gardening, farming, woodworking, but especially enjoyed serving and helping others. He loved his church, Trinity Presbyterian, and served as a Sunday school teacher, elder and a

devoted active member.

    He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Neeta Skipper Sanders, of Meridian; daughters; Diane Sanders, of Meridian and daughter Karen Gladstone, and husband Barry, of Alabaster, Ala.; sons Robert Sanders, Jr., of Meridian, and Gregory Sanders, and wife Kum Duk, of South Korea; five grandchildren, and one great granddaughter.

    The family requests donations be made to the Wesley House and Care Lodge.

    Family and friends may sign the online guest book at robertbarhamffh.com.

    Visitation will be held Thursday, May 23, 2013, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the funeral home.

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