Carl Gordon Sanders, age 94, of Owensboro KY, formerly of Fort Branch IN died Sunday, October 2 at Hermitage Care and Rehabilitation Center.


He was born on September 19, 1911 to the late Grover and Maggie Sanders.


A native of Carmi, IL, he was a retired farmer and a life-long member of New Liberty United Church of Christ in Cynthiana, IN.  He was a 1927 graduate of Carmi High School.


He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Roberta Benham Sanders, who died on June 22, 2002.


He was an avid fisherman and gardener, a fan of Indiana University and Kentucky Wesleyan College Basketball and all of the athletic team at Gibson Southern High School which he followed through the South Gibson Star-Times. Upon his retirement, he and Roberta traveled extensively throughout the United States and spent 14 winters in Florida. He was particularly proud of the New Liberty Neighborhood in which he lived and farmed and was equally proud of his 38 year business relationship with Emge Meat Packing Company.


Survivors include four sons and their wives, Keith and Elissa Sanders, Vaughn and Karen Sanders, Steve and Sally Sanders of Owensboro, KY  and Dwight and Jan Sanders of Holland IN; nine grandchildren, Ryan Sanders of Indianapolis IN, Ashley Sanders of Lexington KY, Kelly Sanders of Beaufort, SC, Chris Sanders of Elizabethtown, KY, Tiffany Sanders of Bloomington, IN, Kelsey and Cody Sanders of Holland IN and Robert and Hillary of Owensboro, KY; a sister-in-law Bertalene Benham Cook of Owensboro, KY and a brother-in-law Levitt Benham of Portland OR; he is also survived by 16 nieces and nephews.


Services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, October 5, 2005 at the Stodghill Funeral Home located on Hwy 168 West in Fort Branch, IN, with burial in Walnut Hill Cemetery in Fort Branch.


Visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, October 4, 2005 and after 9:00 AM Wednesday , October 4, 2005 until service time at 11:00 AM at the Stodghill Funeral Home.

Carl G. Sanders