The Newnan Times-Herald


John Robert Sanders

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Jun. 30, 2020 - 12:39 PM

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Mr. John Robert “Johnny” Sanders, age 92, passed away on May 31, 2020, at the home of his daughter, Susan.

Johnny was born on November 4, 1927, in Buchanan, Georgia to the late Homer Sanders and Grace Edwards Sanders.

He retired from the Ford Motor Company followed by many happy years with his wife Doris and his family at their home on Lake Wedowee.

In addition to his parents, Johnny was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Hurst Sanders, his daughter, Nancy Sanders and several siblings. Survivors include his daughter Susan Pierce; grandchildren, Steve Thifault, Jeremy Thifault, Rocky Sanders, Tyler Sanders, Erica Palomera their spouses and many great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and extended family.

A private family memorial will be held on Lake Wedowee at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at Higgins LaGrange Chapel, 706-884-7117.