Troy Harry Sanders

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Troy Harry Sanders, 97, went to be with his Heavenly Father on September 29, 2017. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He delighted in his grandchildren and was known for the twinkle in his eye and grin on his face while in their presence. His legacy is one of faith and a strong belief in the Word of God. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Friendship Sunday School Class in Jacksonville. Mr. Sanders was preceded in death by Rosemarie, his beloved wife of 67 years. He is survived by four children, Ronald Sanders, of Piedmont, Dona Lusted (Barry), of Baton Rouge, La., Bryan Sanders (Yvonne), of North Ft. Myers, Fla., and Peter Sanders (Janice), of Las Vegas, Nev. Survivors also include grandchildren, Ronald Sanders Jr. (Holly), of Jacksonville, Lori Lusted, of New York, N.Y., Luke Lusted (Jennifer), of Phoenix, Ariz., Emily Sanders Swinehart (Chad), of Rapid City, S.D., and Kelly Sanders Lopez (Zach), of Ft. Irwin, Calif.; five great-grandchildren, and brothers, Everett Sanders (Jane), of Greenville, Ill., and Norman Sanders (Cecilie), of Baytown, Tex. Mr. Sanders grew up in Centralia, Ill., attended East WAMAC School and Centralia High School. He graduated from Greenville College (now University), Greenville, Ill. in 1941 with a degree in biology. Mr. Sanders, a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army and WWII veteran, served in the Army from 1941 to 1962, and subsequently was on the staff of the U.S. Army Chemical School for over 35 years. Among numerous stateside and overseas assignments, he was Deputy Commander of the Biological Laboratories in Pine Bluff, Ark. and authored or co-authored numerous scientific articles dealing with biochemical and micro-biological subjects which were published in national technical journals. In 2000, he was inducted into the prestigious U.S. Army Chemical Corps Hall of Fame. No funeral service was conducted since Mr. Sanders donated his body to the University of Alabama Medical School. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, January 15, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the service. Donations in his honor may be made to Greenville University, 315 East College Ave, Greenville, IL, 62246.
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First United Methodist Church
109 Gayle Ave SW
Jacksonville, AL 36265
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Published in The Anniston Star on Jan. 7, 2018
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