Raymond Earl Sanders

Born: Thu., Oct. 28, 1937
Died: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Thu., Nov. 01, 2018
Location: Chapel Hill Christian Church

Funeral Service

6:00 PM Thu., Nov. 01, 2018
Location: Chapel Hill Christian Church


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Nov. 03, 2018
Location: Corner House Christian Church

Memorial Service

12:00 PM Sat., Nov. 03, 2018
Location: Corner House Christian Church

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Raymond Earl Sanders, 81, of Kokomo, Indiana, passed away on his birthday, October 28, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital in Kokomo. He was born in Youngstown, Ohio to the late Earl and Jessie Sanders. Raymond is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Janice Sanders. They were married June 20th, 1959.

Raymond graduated high school from Hubbard High School in 1956, then went on to work for Wean United for over 30 years. He spent most of his life in Hubbard, Ohio, where he raised his family. He served as an Elder at Corner House Christian Church for many years. Raymond was a family man; his children, grandchildren, and his family were his life.

Along with his wife Janice, he is survived by his children, Jerry Sanders (Lisa), Carrie Allen (Steve) and Earl Raymond Sanders (Cindi); grandchildren, Joel Sanders, Jared Sanders, Hannah Rhoades (Jon), Brooke Miller (Aaron), Brett Cooley (Bruce), Breanna McKercher (Grant), Brice Piotrowski (Andrew), Emily Sanders, David Sanders and Jonathan Sanders; five great- grandsons, Mark, William, Peter Cooley and Lex and Jameson Miller; and two nieces, Paula Allbeck and Jeannette Meredith.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Jessie Vaughn, Dorothy Taggart, and Eileen Ermert.

In Kokomo, visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018, at Chapel Hill Christian Church, 2600 W. Alto Rd., Kokomo, IN 46902, with Pastor Steve Allen officiating. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the church.

In Hubbard, visitation will take place from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Corner House Christian Church, 6954 Chestnut Ridge Road, Hubbard, Ohio 44425, with Pastors David Coxson and Ray Sanders officiating.  A memorial service will follow at 12 p.m. on Saturday at the church. Burial will take place in Corner House Cemetery in Hubbard.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Miracle League of Northeast Ohio. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, Kokomo, has been entrusted with arrangements.

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Jonathon and Jennell Borys
   Posted Tue October 30, 2018
To the Sanders Family,
We didn't know Ray Sr, but we know his son Pastor Ray Sanders. Pastor Ray worked with me and helped to guide me on my journey to become baptized. I have high respect for him and his family. We hope the services go well and the fellowship with family and friends is strong.

Warmest Regards,
Jonathon and Jennell Borys

Steve Hayhurst
   Posted Tue October 30, 2018
Ray (and family),
So sorry to hear about the death of your dad. It is with the deepest of sympathy expressed to you and your family at this time of loss. May God grant you all peace knowing that your dad has been received into God’s great kingdom, and he is at this very moment rejoicing among the angels. I will keep you all in my prayers, as you all may need his strength and encouragement through this time. God bless you all.

Steve Hayhurst

A. Marie Casey, formerly of Marion
   Posted Tue October 30, 2018
Offering my condolence to the Sanders family. As you cherish the many memories of Mr. Sanders, reflect on the time when aging..., sickness... & death... will be conditions of the past! (Revelation 21:3,4; 1Corinthians 15: 26) This is what our loving God Jehovah has promised and Jesus Christ himself guaranteed the hope of seeing our loved ones again by means of the resurrection. (John 5:28,29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 26:19)
May God’s word provide you comfort to endure during this difficult time and in the days ahead, as we await the fulfillment of his promises!

Jim, Lisa, Noah, Ben and Olivia Morrison
   Posted Tue October 30, 2018
Dear Ray,

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. May the memory of him warm the hearts of all those who knew him. And may God keep you and your family in his warm embrace. We wish you peace and healing, Lisa and Jim and the kids

Tim Snyder
   Posted Tue October 30, 2018
Our condolences go out to all Ray's family in this time of loss. Ray was quite a guy & will be missed! Praise the Lord we will see him again someday in the great Reunion above! God Bless all the family with His comfort & peace in these difficult days ahead. Our best wishes & love to Raymond, Carrie, Jerry, Janice & all the extended family.

Michelle (Bancroft) Collins
   Posted Wed October 31, 2018
To the Sanders family and friends,

I’m so sorry to hear about Ray, Sr. Please accept our deepest condolences. Their family were neighbors of ours for many years in Hubbard. They were such good neighbors and we had so much fun growing up together. Remember when my family even camped with your family in your camper? We heard crunching in the middle of the night, which I think were raccoons eating our trash if I remember right. We did a lot of things together with your family and I will be forever greatful for all the great memories. Please remember all your cherished memories of him as they may help to ease your pain. You will be all together with him one day. Sincerely, Michelle (Bancroft) Collins and her husband, Rob Collins, and their children, Katie (19 yrs) and Billy (17 yrs).

Anna & Judy Bennett
   Posted Fri November 02, 2018
Dear Ray & Family,

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Father. The way you spoke of him at the last Agape he was a great man. We will be praying for you and your family for the upcoming service for comfort and strength.