Roger K. Sanders, age 71 passed away Thursday morning, July 25, 2013 at the Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. He was a lifelong resident of Morgantown.
Roger was born December 4, 1941 in Morgantown to the late Maurice and Doris (Hall) Sanders. He was a 1960 graduate of Morgantown High School and worked his entire life as a farmer. Working farms in Owen, Johnson and Morgan Counties, as well as, his own family farm where he raised cattle, hogs and crops. He cherished the time spent working with his mother in their vegetable garden.
Roger was known for his story telling and laughter. He loved visiting with friends and family and had an act for showing up at their homes right at dinner time for a good home cooked meal. He traveled around the county looking at other's crops and giving his opinion to them on how they were doing. Roger enjoyed riding horses and mushroom hunting.
Roger was a member of the Morgantown Masonic Lodge #358 & the Scottish Rite in Indianapolis, Morgan County Beef & Dairy Association, and the Mt. Camel Christian Church in Trafalgar.
Having no children of his own, Roger enjoyed the closeness of his good friends: Bobby Clay of Oklahoma, Brad Hamilton of Martinsville and Janet & Kenny Haste of Trafalgar. He is survived by several cousins and an aunt: Louise Cooper of Greenwood.
The Rev. Cleon Wright will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 am, Wednesday at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A Masonic Service will be held by the Morgantown Masonic Lodge at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Roger to the Mt. Carmel Christian Church "Memorial Fund" 2013 W. 750 S. Trafalgar, IN 46181 or the Indian Creek Future Farmers of America, 803 W. Indian Creek Drive, Trafalgar, IN 46181.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Sanders family at meredith-clark.com.
Information: (812) 597-4670