Foster Sanders

December 27, 1930 ‒ September 08, 2009

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Foster L. Sanders, age 78, of Mount Vernon, died Tuesday September 8, 2009 at his residence. Foster was born December 27, 1930 in Floyd County, Kentucky, to Elbert A. and Alice M (Elam) Sanders. He served with the United States Marine Corps from 1951 to 1953 and was a retired coal miner.

Surviving are his wife Dorothy O. (Compton) Sanders whom he married April 16, 1951; his daughters and son-in-law Alice and Dr. Bradlee Spence of Fredericktown and Patricia Woodring of Howard; his sons and daughters-in-law Curtis and Amy Sanders of Howard and Garcil and Nancy Sanders of Mount Vernon; 9 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; his sister and brother-in-law Patsy and Gene Smith of Jolo, West Virginia and brothers and sisters-in-law Marvin and Ann Sanders of Bobwhite, West Virginia, Junior and Janice Rowe of Jolo, West Virginia and Billy and Clearcy Sanders of Cotton Patch, South Carolina. Besides his parents Foster was preceded in death by his brother Beacher Sanders and a sister Imagean Smith.

A graveside funeral service will be on Saturday at 1 PM at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens mausoleum. Pastor Duane Kramer will be officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Knox County Chapter of the American Red Cross.

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